Reporters and Correspondents Salary Information in Texas

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,420
25th Percentile Wage
$24,070
50th Percentile Wage
$33,840
75th Percentile Wage
$49,710
90th Percentile Wage
$73,570

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for reporters and correspondents in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $73,570. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $33,840. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,420.

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
$33,840
9.37% 9.57%
2016
$30,670
0.75% -
2015
$30,440
-7.00% -
2014
$32,570
5.04% -
2013
$30,930
1.07% -
2012
$30,600
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of reporters and correspondents in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of reporters and correspondents in state of Texas ranges from $23,210 to $44,390. The highest paying area for reporters and correspondents in Texas is Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos with a median annual salary of $44,390. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown (mean annual salary $41,320). The lowest paying area is North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $23,210.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$44,390
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$41,320
El Paso
$37,550
Abilene
$35,850
Corpus Christi
$35,080
Fort Worth-Arlington
$35,050
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$33,950
Tyler
$33,450
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$32,300
Lubbock
$30,950
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$30,720
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood
$30,190
College Station-Bryan
$30,040
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$30,010
Waco
$29,540
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$28,670
Amarillo
$28,640
Longview
$28,080
Brownsville-Harlingen
$27,240
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$27,170
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$26,770
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$26,420
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$24,070
Wichita Falls
$24,040
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$23,210




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