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 amongst 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20,250
25th Percentile Wage
$24,510
50th Percentile Wage
$30,670
75th Percentile Wage
$43,600
90th Percentile Wage
$60,520

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 $60,520. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $30,670. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20,250.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$9.73
25th Percentile Wage
$11.78
50th Percentile Wage
$14.75
75th Percentile Wage
$20.96
90th Percentile Wage
$29.10

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for reporters and correspondents in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $29.10. The median hourly salary is $14.75. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $9.73.

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
201630,6700.75%0.23%
201530,440-7.00%-
201432,5705.04%-
201330,9301.07%-
201230,600--

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 $25,390 to $39,020. The highest paying area for reporters and correspondents in Texas is Fort Worth-Arlington with a median annual salary of $39,020. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is El Paso (mean annual salary $37,550). The lowest paying area is Wichita Falls with a median annual salary of $25,390.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Fort Worth-Arlington
$39,020
El Paso
$37,550
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$37,270
Abilene
$34,620
Tyler
$33,450
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$32,660
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$31,470
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$30,770
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$30,720
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$29,850
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$29,840
Corpus Christi
$29,800
Waco
$29,540
Amarillo
$28,640
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$28,420
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$28,180
Brownsville-Harlingen
$27,240
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$26,420
Wichita Falls
$25,390


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