Investigative Reporter Salary

An average Investigative Reporter in the United States can expect to take home roughly $62K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Investigative Reporters like their work and job satisfaction is high. Female Investigative Reporters are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (65 percent) are women. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$35,743 - $96,847
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MEDIAN: $62,288
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$35,743 - $96,847  
   
Bonus
$4,500  
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$35,929 - $96,752  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 48

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Job Description for Investigative Reporter

Investigative reporters analyze problems or questions that need to be further researched, such as crimes or potential crimes, and the results are then reported to the public.

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Pay by Experience Level for Investigative Reporter

Pay by Experience for an Investigative Reporter has a positive trend. An entry-level Investigative Reporter with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 25 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Investigative Reporter with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 19 salaries. An experienced Investigative Reporter which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $87,000 based on 17 salaries. An Investigative Reporter with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $88,000 based on 6 salaries.

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Key Stats for Investigative Reporter

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Investigative Reporter Salaries

Experienced
▲51%

Late-Career
▲51%

Mid-Career
▲11%

National Average
$58,000

Entry-Level
▼29%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 11%
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