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Average Hourly Rate for Lee Enterprises Inc Employees

The average pay for Lee Enterprises Inc employees is $14.24 per hour — without the $21.18 from overtime earnings. At Lee Enterprises Inc, the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is where you live — it impacts salary more than anything else — though your experience level and your job title each factor into the equation as well. This synopsis is derived from the responses of individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

Employer: Lee Enterprises Inc
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Hourly Rate$10.14 - $21.73  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 30 Oct 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 24
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Lee Enterprises Inc Details

Davenport, Iowa 52801


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When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($21.00 per hour) can be spotted in Tucson; Billings (about $14.25), Sioux City ($13.45), and Flagstaff (approximately $11.75) are the next top-paying cities. By state, Lee Enterprises Inc pays its Iowa employees the most; the pay rate there is around $15.66 per hour.

Years of Experience

Between the five- and ten-year marks, the average employee earns $14.93. Overall, the greater share of Lee Enterprises Inc folks have one to four years of experience and earn about $12.00 per hour.


Newspaper Reporters are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $14.75; Reporters are next on the list, bringing in close to $13.50.

Certifications and Degrees

Lee Enterprises Inc provides the highest financial reward to those with a B.A. in Journalism — these employees rake in approximately $15.45 per hour.


The highest-paying skill to have may be Copywriting; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of around $19.50. 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. Three more common skills are Adobe InDesign, Technical Writing, and Advertising.

Benefits and Perks

The company does pay out vacation and sick days, but these benefits are received by only half of workers. A 401(k) program is available, and the greater part of workers use it to save for retirement. A solid majority of workers report having health insurance, and a fair portion of workers report having dental coverage. The list of perks also includes a casual working environment, life insurance, and a subsidized cell phone.

Key Stats

70 %
30 %
Hourly Rate
$11 - $15
Hourly Rate
$14 - $17
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

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