Entry-Level News Reporters are not likely to strike it rich; they only make around $35K per year on average. Female Entry-Level News Reporters are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (65 percent) are women. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and slightly more than half earn dental coverage. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$22,571 - $52,572
$23K
$35K
$53K
MEDIAN: $35,157
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90%

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$9.21 - $19.95
$9
$13
$20
MEDIAN: $12.87
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$22,571 - $52,572  
   
Bonus
$2,250  
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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$21,474 - $50,953  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 222
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.21 - $19.95  
   
Overtime
$12.12 - $32.61  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$2,250  
   
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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$21,474 - $50,953  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 62

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Key Stats for News Reporter

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.
071
Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
12%
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Skills That Affect News Reporter Salaries

writing
up arrow 37%

Social Media Optimization
up arrow 7%

National Average
$33,000

Editing
up arrow 2%

Video Editing
up arrow 5%

Technical Writing
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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