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 among 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,900
25th Percentile Wage
$23,350
50th Percentile Wage
$29,530
75th Percentile Wage
$40,300
90th Percentile Wage
$56,600

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 $56,600. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $29,530. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,900.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$9.57
25th Percentile Wage
$11.23
50th Percentile Wage
$14.20
75th Percentile Wage
$19.38
90th Percentile Wage
$27.21

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for reporters and correspondents in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $27.21. The median hourly salary is $14.20. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $9.57.

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
201629,530-4.47%1.22%
201530,850-3.37%-
201431,8902.48%-
201331,1006.21%-
201229,170--

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 $35,280. The highest paying area for reporters and correspondents in Tennessee is Memphis with a median annual salary of $35,280. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin (mean annual salary $33,290). The lowest paying area is South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $22,170.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Memphis
$35,280
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$33,290
Chattanooga
$28,090
Johnson City
$24,890
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$24,370
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$22,170



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