Average Hourly Rate for Lee Enterprises Inc Employees

Lee Enterprises Inc offers employees an average of $14.24 per hour, and overtime earnings push that number up to $21.18. The most important factor affecting pay for Lee Enterprises Inc employees is geography, though how long you've been working and your role at the company play a role as well. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Employer: Lee Enterprises Inc
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[-]Reporter (6)
$9.85 - $23.06  
[-]Reporter (6)
Hourly Rate$9.85 - $23.06  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 30 Oct 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 28
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About This Company

Davenport, Iowa 52801


Newspaper, Media

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Median pay is highest in Tucson (around $21.00 per hour), followed by Billings (about $14.25), Sioux City ($13.45), and Flagstaff ($11.75). By state, the highest pay levels are found in Iowa, where the average Lee Enterprises Inc employee makes approximately $15.66 per hour.

Years of Experience

Those who have five to nine years of work experience see an average pay of $14.93. The largest fraction of Lee Enterprises Inc people (37 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn approximately $12.00 per hour.


Newspaper Reporters earn the highest median pay at $14.75, followed by Reporters (around $13.50).

Certifications and Degrees

Employees who have a B.A. in Journalism make the most here, hauling in $15.45 per hour.


The highest-paying skill to have may be Copywriting; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of about $19.50. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Adobe Photoshop; close to one-fourth deem it necessary for work. Adobe InDesign, Technical Writing, and Advertising round out the set of key employee skills.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to employee benefits, Lee Enterprises Inc has room for improvement — only one-half of workers are paid for vacation and sick time. Lee Enterprises Inc sponsors a 401(k) program, and a solid majority of workers use this option to save for their retirement. For the greater part of workers, benefits include health insurance, and most workers get dental coverage, too. Employees can also look forward to a casual working environment, life insurance, and a company cell phone.

Key Stats for Lee Enterprises Inc


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

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

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