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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,670
25th Percentile Wage
$26,090
50th Percentile Wage
$34,920
75th Percentile Wage
$47,750
90th Percentile Wage
$65,840

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 $65,840. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $34,920. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,670.

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
$34,920
6.44% 14.69%
2016
$32,670
-7.90% -
2015
$35,250
6.13% -
2014
$33,090
0.27% -
2013
$33,000
9.73% -
2012
$29,790
- -

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 $19,110 to $44,250. The highest paying area for reporters and correspondents in South Carolina is Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill with a median annual salary of $44,250. The second highest paying city/area in South Carolina State is Columbia (mean annual salary $39,230). The lowest paying area is Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $19,110.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill
$44,250
Columbia
$39,230
Spartanburg
$38,630
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway
$37,430
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley
$36,240
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$32,390
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville
$29,070
Augusta-Richmond County
$26,330
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$19,110




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