Salary for Reporters and Correspondents

Also known as:  Book Critic, Book Reviewer, Columnist, Desk Reporter, Editorial Writer, Feature Writer, Film Critic, Foreign Correspondent, Investigative Reporter, Market News Reporter

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Reporters and correspondents cover news stories for the general public. They may use television, audio and print formats to accomplish their task, although these professionals normally specialize in one particular medium. They investigate leads, attend events, conduct interviews, and do research on news in order to craft quality articles or segments which are concise and informative. Additionally, they may specialize in areas such as health, sports, foreign affairs, or business. Some college is expected for this profession, and the majority of reporters and correspondents hold Bachelor's degrees in Journalism, English, Communications, or other related subject areas.

A Reporter or Correspondent earns an average salary on a scale from 32000 and 48000 based on levels of tenure. Reporters and Correspondents will most likely earn average salaries of Forty Three Thousand Eight Hundred dollars annually.

Reporters and Correspondents make the most money in the District of Columbia, where they receive an average pay rate of approximately $74950. People with these jobs can expect the highest salaries in Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services, where they can get an average pay rate of $61130.

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ANNUAL SALARY
HOURLY RATE
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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 13.32 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Reporters and Correspondents tend to make the most in the following industries
Other Services (except Public Administration) $61,130
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $53,920
Educational Services $47,620
Public Administration $44,320
Information $43,580
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Information $43,580
Public Administration $44,320
Educational Services $47,620
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $53,920
Other Services (except Public Administration) $61,130
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