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News Analyst, Reporters and Correspondents Salary Information

The salary statistics of news analysts, reporters and correspondents are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of news analysts, reporters and correspondents in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of news analysts, reporters and correspondents within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The news analysts, reporters and correspondents annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. News Analyst, Reporters and Correspondents Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22,390
25th Percentile Wage
$28,340
50th Percentile Wage
$38,870
75th Percentile Wage
$63,250
90th Percentile Wage
$94,590

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for news analysts, reporters and correspondents. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) news analysts, reporters and correspondents is $94,590. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $38,870. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22,390. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 322% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of news analysts, reporters and correspondents from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201638,8702.96%4.58%
201537,7201.38%-
201437,2000.97%-
201336,840-0.68%-
201237,090--

Table 2. News Analyst, Reporters and Correspondents Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of news analysts, reporters and correspondents in 8 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for news analysts, reporters and correspondents occupations is the other services (except federal, state, and local government) sector with an annual salary $59,910. The lowest paying sector is the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector (annual salary $30,260).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$59,910
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$53,830
Educational Services
$43,840
Federal, State, and Local Government
$40,810
Information
$38,710
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$35,830
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$31,820
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$30,260



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