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Average Hourly Rate for Lee Enterprises Inc Employees

On average, Lee Enterprises Inc employees receive $13.76 per hour. When overtime pay is included, this wage rises to $20.49. The most important factor affecting pay for Lee Enterprises Inc employees is where you live, though how long you've been working plays a role as well. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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Lee Enterprises Inc typically pays:
above market

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Employer: Lee Enterprises Inc
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[-]Reporter (3)
$9.66 - $19.28  
[-]Reporter (3)
Hourly Rate$9.66 - $19.28  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 30 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 24

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Davenport, Iowa 52801


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Years of Experience

Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average pay of $14.00 per hour. The greater proportion of employees (36 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of $12.00 per hour.


Residents of Detroit, Mich. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is about $22.50 per hour; other top-paying cities include Sioux City, Iowa (approximately $13.45) and Flagstaff, Ariz. ($11.75). By state, Michigan offers the highest pay at around $22.50 per hour.


Reporters are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing about $12.98 per hour.

Certifications and Degrees

Lee Enterprises Inc compensates Bachelor's Degree-holders the most at around $14.48 per hour.


Employees who count Copywriting among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $19.50 per hour. Adobe Photoshop also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; nearly one in four of employees surveyed report using it at work. Other skills in demand are Adobe InDesign, Social Media Marketing, and Video Editing.

Benefits and Perks

36 percent have paid vacation, and only about a quarter of respondents can take paid time off for illness. A large number of respondents allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. A large number of workers have health insurance, and benefits for a solid majority of survey participants also include dental insurance. Additional benefits of working here are a casual working environment, a company cell phone, and life insurance.

Key Stats for Lee Enterprises Inc


57 %
43 %
Hourly Rate
$12 - $15
Hourly Rate
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
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