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Reporters and Correspondents Salary Information in South Carolina

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,910
25th Percentile Wage
$24,500
50th Percentile Wage
$32,670
75th Percentile Wage
$45,530
90th Percentile Wage
$60,460

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for reporters and correspondents in South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $60,460. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $32,670. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,910.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$9.09
25th Percentile Wage
$11.78
50th Percentile Wage
$15.70
75th Percentile Wage
$21.89
90th Percentile Wage
$29.07

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for reporters and correspondents in South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $29.07. The median hourly salary is $15.70. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $9.09.

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
201632,670-7.90%8.82%
201535,2506.13%-
201433,0900.27%-
201333,0009.73%-
201229,790--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of reporters and correspondents in some South Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of reporters and correspondents in state of South Carolina ranges from $26,330 to $51,460. The highest paying area for reporters and correspondents in South Carolina is Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill with a median annual salary of $51,460. The second highest paying city/area in South Carolina State is Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway (mean annual salary $38,430). The lowest paying area is Augusta-Richmond County with a median annual salary of $26,330.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill
$51,460
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway
$38,430
Columbia
$37,010
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley
$36,540
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville
$27,780
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$27,330
Augusta-Richmond County
$26,330



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