Salary for Reporters and Correspondents

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This occupation has now been updated to News Analysts, Reporters, and Journalists

Also known as:  Anchor, News Anchor, News Reporter, Radio News Anchor, Radio Talk Show Host, Reporter, Staff Writer, Television News Anchor (TV News Anchor), Television News Reporter, Television Reporter (TV 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 gets an average compensation that can range from $25,510 - $127,370 depending on the level of experience. can get a compensation of sixty-six thousand dollars annually.

obtain the highest pay in District of Columbia, where they can earn compensation, on average, of near $115,980. People with this job title can receive the highest pay in Other Services (except Public Administration), where they can earn an average salary rate of $76,020.

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INDUSTRIES

Reporters and Correspondents tend to make the most in the following industries:

Other Services (except Public Administration)
$76,020
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$74,260
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$71,450
Information
$66,150
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$64,140
Public Administration
$56,880

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Educational Services
$55,720
Public Administration
$56,880
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$64,140
Information
$66,150
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$71,450
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$74,260