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 amongst Washington 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,520
25th Percentile Wage
$27,420
50th Percentile Wage
$35,360
75th Percentile Wage
$59,310
90th Percentile Wage
$84,800

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 $84,800. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $35,360. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23,520.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$11.31
25th Percentile Wage
$13.18
50th Percentile Wage
$17.00
75th Percentile Wage
$28.51
90th Percentile Wage
$40.77

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for reporters and correspondents in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $40.77. The median hourly salary is $17.00. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $11.31.

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
201635,3602.46%3.03%
201534,4904.87%-
201432,810-16.46%-
201338,21010.26%-
201234,290--

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 $53,010. The highest paying area for reporters and correspondents in Washington is Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro with a median annual salary of $53,010. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett (mean annual salary $52,220). 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
$53,010
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$52,220
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$51,950
Spokane
$37,520
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$29,030
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$24,490
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$24,330


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