Investigative Reporter Salary (United States)

The average salary for an Investigative Reporter is $49,880 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Investigative Reporter Salary (?
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$34,108 - $91,017
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MEDIAN: $49,880
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
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$34,108 - $91,017  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$31,864 - $90,300  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 54
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Experience Affects Investigative Reporter Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 33%
National Average
$48,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 7%
Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
56%
female alumni
 
Male
44%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 6%