Reporters and Correspondents Salary Information in Washington

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,460
25th Percentile Wage
$29,110
50th Percentile Wage
$38,790
75th Percentile Wage
$63,300
90th Percentile Wage
$88,790

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for reporters and correspondents in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $88,790. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $38,790. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,460.

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
$38,790
8.84% 11.60%
2016
$35,360
2.46% -
2015
$34,490
4.87% -
2014
$32,810
-16.46% -
2013
$38,210
10.26% -
2012
$34,290
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of reporters and correspondents in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of reporters and correspondents in state of Washington ranges from $24,330 to $55,650. The highest paying area for reporters and correspondents in Washington is Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro with a median annual salary of $55,650. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett (mean annual salary $55,620). The lowest paying area is Central Washington nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $24,330.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$55,650
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$55,620
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$55,570
Yakima
$41,140
Spokane
$35,020
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$33,060
Tacoma
$30,510
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$30,010
Lewiston
$25,910
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$24,940
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$24,330




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