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Reporter, Newspaper Salary

The average pay for a Reporter, Newspaper is $33,812 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job.

$22,445 - $60,454
(Median)
$22K
$34K
$60K
MEDIAN: $33,811
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90%

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$8.95 - $20.19
(Median)
$9
$12
$20
MEDIAN: $12.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$22,445 - $60,454  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,968  
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $800  
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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$20,474 - $54,743  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 222
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$8.95 - $20.19  
   
Overtime
$12.37 - $33.47  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,968  
   
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $800  
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).
)
$20,474 - $54,743  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 129

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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

  • 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.
  • Arrange interviews with people who can provide information about a particular story.
  • Generate and follow through with story ideas.

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Pay by Experience Level for Reporter, Newspaper

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Reporter, Newspaper Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 64%

Experienced
up arrow 24%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Reporter, Newspaper Salaries

writing
up arrow 6%

National Average
$31,000

up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 85 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 21%