Reporters and Correspondents Salary Information in Oregon

The average annual and hourly salaries for reporters and correspondents in the state of Oregon are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of reporters and correspondents amongst Oregon cities 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,560
25th Percentile Wage
$29,160
50th Percentile Wage
$40,250
75th Percentile Wage
$62,950
90th Percentile Wage
$79,570

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for reporters and correspondents in Oregon in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $79,570. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $40,250. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,560.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of reporters and correspondents from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$40,250
1.12% 12.20%
2016
$39,800
2.76% -
2015
$38,700
14.37% -
2014
$33,140
7.85% -
2013
$30,540
-15.72% -
2012
$35,340
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of reporters and correspondents in some Oregon cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of reporters and correspondents in state of Oregon ranges from $28,000 to $41,700. The highest paying area for reporters and correspondents in Oregon is Salem with a median annual salary of $41,700. The second highest paying city/area in Oregon State is Eugene-Springfield (mean annual salary $40,960). The lowest paying area is Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $28,000.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Salem
$41,700
Eugene-Springfield
$40,960
Bend
$36,820
North Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area
$31,000
Southern Oregon and Linn County nonmetropolitan area
$30,150
Medford
$29,800
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area
$28,880
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area
$28,000




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