Reporters and Correspondents Salary Information in Virginia

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,770
25th Percentile Wage
$28,540
50th Percentile Wage
$36,150
75th Percentile Wage
$56,100
90th Percentile Wage
$81,970

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for reporters and correspondents in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $81,970. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $36,150. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23,770.

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
$36,150
-8.71% -5.73%
2016
$39,300
-10.89% -
2015
$43,580
1.65% -
2014
$42,860
10.83% -
2012
$38,220
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of reporters and correspondents in some Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of reporters and correspondents in state of Virginia ranges from $25,890 to $41,590. The highest paying area for reporters and correspondents in Virginia is Roanoke with a median annual salary of $41,590. The second highest paying city/area in Virginia State is Charlottesville (mean annual salary $36,390). The lowest paying area is Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $25,890.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Roanoke
$41,590
Charlottesville
$36,390
Richmond
$32,800
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$31,820
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$26,370
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$25,890




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