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Average Hourly Rate for Lee Enterprises Inc Employees

Lee Enterprises Inc workers report earning an average of $13.76 per hour. Adding overtime compensation raises that to $20.49. Though your experience level does impact pay, geography is the primary influence on employee salary at Lee Enterprises Inc. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Lee Enterprises Inc typically pays:
above market

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Davenport, Iowa 52801


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Years of Experience

Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make around $14.00 per hour on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (36 percent) have been working for one to four years and make approximately $12.00 per hour on average.


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 ($13.45) and Flagstaff, Ariz. ($11.75). Within the company, workers earn the highest pay (an average of $22.50 per hour) in Michigan.


The highest average salaries go to Reporters who bring in close to $12.98 per hour.

Certifications and Degrees

It pays to have a Bachelor's Degree at Lee Enterprises Inc — these employees make the most at about $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 is a popular skill among Lee Enterprises Inc workers, with one-fourth of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Some other standard skills here are Adobe InDesign, Social Media Marketing, and Video Editing.

Benefits and Perks

Lee Enterprises Inc lets only 36 percent take paid vacation and only a quarter of employees take sick leave. Most survey participants report contributing to a 401(k). Health insurance comes as part of the deal for most workers, and a strong majority of survey participants report receiving dental coverage as well. Advantages of working here also include a casual working environment, a subsidized 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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