Reporters and Correspondents Salary Information in Wisconsin

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,260
25th Percentile Wage
$27,100
50th Percentile Wage
$33,140
75th Percentile Wage
$44,390
90th Percentile Wage
$53,410

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for reporters and correspondents in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $53,410. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $33,140. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,260.

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
$33,140
4.95% 6.52%
2016
$31,500
-0.19% -
2015
$31,560
0.82% -
2014
$31,300
-4.35% -
2013
$32,660
5.14% -
2012
$30,980
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of reporters and correspondents in some Wisconsin cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of reporters and correspondents in state of Wisconsin ranges from $24,190 to $62,710. The highest paying area for reporters and correspondents in Wisconsin is Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington with a median annual salary of $62,710. The second highest paying city/area in Wisconsin State is Lake County-Kenosha County (mean annual salary $48,030). The lowest paying area is Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $24,190.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington
$62,710
Lake County-Kenosha County
$48,030
Wausau
$46,030
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$40,020
Janesville
$38,070
Madison
$34,570
Duluth
$32,210
Green Bay
$30,830
Eau Claire
$29,540
Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$29,070
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$28,790
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$28,610
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$27,990
Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$24,190




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