The average salary for an Investigative Reporter is $51,923 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Investigative Reporter Total Pay (?
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$33,541 - $97,651
(Median)
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52K
76K
98K
MEDIAN: $51,923
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Investigative Reporter Total Pay (?
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$12.15 - $35.89
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$33,541 - $97,651  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,109  
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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$30,613 - $91,916  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 70
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.15 - $35.89  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,109  
   
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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$30,613 - $91,916  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 70
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Experience Affects Investigative Reporter Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 26%
National Average
$48,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 3%
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Gender
Female
52%
female alumni
 
Male
48%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
16%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 10%
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