Entry-Level News Reporter Salary

Entry-Level News Reporters may have to scrimp and save; the median compensation is $35K per year. Women account for the majority of Entry-Level News Reporters who responded to the questionnaire — 67 percent to be exact. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and over one-half earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$22,547 - $53,032
$23K
$35K
$53K
MEDIAN: $34,839
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$9.63 - $20.27
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$20
MEDIAN: $12.92
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$22,547 - $53,032  
   
Bonus
$2,035  
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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$21,554 - $51,118  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 211
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.63 - $20.27  
   
Overtime
$12.22 - $32.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$2,035  
   
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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$21,554 - $51,118  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 61

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Key Stats for News Reporter

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.
Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
11%
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Skills That Affect News Reporter Salaries

writing
▲39%

Social Media Optimization
▲8%

National Average
$32,000

Editing
▼1%

Video Editing
▼5%

Technical Writing
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
no benefits
None: 14%
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