Reporters and Correspondents Salary Information in Tennessee

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,340
25th Percentile Wage
$21,510
50th Percentile Wage
$26,760
75th Percentile Wage
$40,760
90th Percentile Wage
$61,100

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for reporters and correspondents in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $61,100. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $26,760. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,340.

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
$26,760
-10.35% -9.01%
2016
$29,530
-4.47% -
2015
$30,850
-3.37% -
2014
$31,890
2.48% -
2013
$31,100
6.21% -
2012
$29,170
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of reporters and correspondents in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of reporters and correspondents in state of Tennessee ranges from $22,170 to $36,480. The highest paying area for reporters and correspondents in Tennessee is Memphis with a median annual salary of $36,480. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Knoxville (mean annual salary $28,880). The lowest paying area is South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $22,170.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Memphis
$36,480
Knoxville
$28,880
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$28,490
Chattanooga
$28,090
Johnson City
$24,890
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$24,370
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$23,460
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$22,170




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