Reporters and Correspondents Salary Information in Pennsylvania

The average annual and hourly salaries for reporters and correspondents in the state of Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of reporters and correspondents among Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20,170
25th Percentile Wage
$26,430
50th Percentile Wage
$35,960
75th Percentile Wage
$50,960
90th Percentile Wage
$70,360

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for reporters and correspondents in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $70,360. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $35,960. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20,170.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$9.69
25th Percentile Wage
$12.71
50th Percentile Wage
$17.29
75th Percentile Wage
$24.50
90th Percentile Wage
$33.83

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for reporters and correspondents in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $33.83. The median hourly salary is $17.29. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $9.69.

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
201635,9604.25%11.68%
201534,4301.77%-
201433,8200.33%-
201333,7105.78%-
201231,760--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of reporters and correspondents in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of reporters and correspondents in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $24,830 to $53,370. The highest paying area for reporters and correspondents in Pennsylvania is Philadelphia with a median annual salary of $53,370. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington (mean annual salary $47,010). The lowest paying area is Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $24,830.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Philadelphia
$53,370
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$47,010
Newark-Union
$39,640
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$36,490
Pittsburgh
$36,000
Lancaster
$32,390
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$31,990
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$30,950
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$27,730
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$27,130
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$26,620
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$24,830


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