Reporters and Correspondents Salary Information in South Dakota

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,060
25th Percentile Wage
$24,550
50th Percentile Wage
$28,240
75th Percentile Wage
$32,680
90th Percentile Wage
$39,380

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for reporters and correspondents in South Dakota in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $39,380. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $28,240. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,060.

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
$28,240
-0.96% 10.23%
2016
$28,510
2.84% -
2015
$27,700
0.25% -
2014
$27,630
2.79% -
2013
$26,860
5.62% -
2012
$25,350
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of reporters and correspondents in some South Dakota cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of reporters and correspondents in state of South Dakota ranges from $26,540 to $32,720. The highest paying area for reporters and correspondents in South Dakota is Sioux Falls with a median annual salary of $32,720. The second highest paying city/area in South Dakota State is Central South Dakota nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $31,210). The lowest paying area is Western South Dakota nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $26,540.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Sioux Falls
$32,720
Central South Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$31,210
Rapid City
$29,520
Sioux City
$28,020
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$27,400
Western South Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$26,540




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