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 metropolitan 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,390
25th Percentile Wage
$28,370
50th Percentile Wage
$35,750
75th Percentile Wage
$47,640
90th Percentile Wage
$67,720

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 $67,720. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $35,750. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23,390.

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
$35,750
-0.59% 11.16%
2016
$35,960
4.25% -
2015
$34,430
1.77% -
2014
$33,820
0.33% -
2013
$33,710
5.78% -
2012
$31,760
- -

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 $27,070 to $56,140. The highest paying area for reporters and correspondents in Pennsylvania is Philadelphia with a median annual salary of $56,140. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Erie (mean annual salary $50,680). The lowest paying area is Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $27,070.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Philadelphia
$56,140
Erie
$50,680
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$43,370
Newark-Union
$39,640
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$36,370
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$36,170
Pittsburgh
$35,110
Lancaster
$33,190
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$32,040
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$31,640
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$29,510
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$27,730
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$27,310
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$27,070




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