Reporter, Newspaper Salary

The average pay for a Reporter, Newspaper is $34,196 per year.

$23,174 - $68,882
$23K
$34K
$69K
MEDIAN: $34,196
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50%
90%

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$10.39 - $19.24
$10
$14
$19
MEDIAN: $13.61
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$23,174 - $68,882  
   
Bonus
$500  
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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$22,595 - $51,355  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 93
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.39 - $19.24  
   
Overtime
$16.05 - $28.78  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$500  
   
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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$22,595 - $51,355  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 49

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Job Description for Reporter, Newspaper

A newspaper reporter's job involves assessing the relevance of events and writing engaging, readable stories based upon these happenings. Typically a newspaper will assign reporters to specialties, such as local or national news, various political beats, sports, and business. The reporter works within his or her specialty to help report news as it happens, and he or she is expected to be accurate and adhere to common journalistic practices and ethics. Because of the commercial nature of newspapers as a medium, however, many employers will expect their reporters to find stories that sell papers.

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Reporter, Newspaper Tasks

  • Arrange interviews with people who can provide information about a particular story.
  • Generate and follow through with story ideas.
  • Review copy and correct errors in content, grammar, and punctuation, following prescribed editorial style and formatting guidelines.
  • Report and write news stories for publication, describing the background and details of events.

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Pay by Experience Level for Reporter, Newspaper

Pay by Experience for a Reporter, Newspaper has a positive trend. An entry-level Reporter, Newspaper with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 87 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Reporter, Newspaper with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 28 salaries. An experienced Reporter, Newspaper which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 26 salaries. A Reporter, Newspaper with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 21 salaries.

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Key Stats for Reporter, Newspaper

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Reporter, Newspaper Salaries

Late-Career
▲28%

Experienced
▲26%

Mid-Career
▲10%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
▼8%

Skills That Affect Reporter, Newspaper Salaries

writing
▲5%

▲2%

National Average
$31,000

Reporting
▼9%

Photography
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 20%