Reporters and Correspondents Salary Information in Ohio

The average annual and hourly salaries for reporters and correspondents in the state of Ohio are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of reporters and correspondents among Ohio areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Reporters and Correspondents in Ohio

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,950
25th Percentile Wage
$23,730
50th Percentile Wage
$30,990
75th Percentile Wage
$42,000
90th Percentile Wage
$59,600

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for reporters and correspondents in Ohio in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $59,600. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $30,990. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,950.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$9.59
25th Percentile Wage
$11.41
50th Percentile Wage
$14.90
75th Percentile Wage
$20.19
90th Percentile Wage
$28.65

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for reporters and correspondents in Ohio in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $28.65. The median hourly salary is $14.90. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $9.59.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of reporters and correspondents from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201630,9905.16%-6.58%
201529,390-2.01%-
201429,9801.33%-
201329,580-11.66%-
201233,030--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Reporters and Correspondents in Ohio Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of reporters and correspondents in some Ohio cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of reporters and correspondents in state of Ohio ranges from $23,490 to $46,790. The highest paying area for reporters and correspondents in Ohio is Akron with a median annual salary of $46,790. The second highest paying city/area in Ohio State is Cincinnati-Middletown (mean annual salary $45,590). The lowest paying area is West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $23,490.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Akron
$46,790
Cincinnati-Middletown
$45,590
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor
$35,050
Toledo
$32,730
Columbus
$31,560
Lima
$29,110
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
$25,860
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
$25,330
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area
$23,550
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
$23,490


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