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Reporter, Newspaper Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Reporter, Newspaper is $32,355 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.
Reporter, Newspaper Salary (?
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$22,854 - $59,174
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $32,354
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Reporter, Newspaper Salary (?
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$8.80 - $19.11
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$22,854 - $59,174  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,503  
Profit Sharing
$112.50 - $1,000  
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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$20,314 - $53,049  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 299
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$8.80 - $19.11  
   
Overtime
$12.98 - $31.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,503  
   
Profit Sharing
$112.50 - $1,000  
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).
)
$20,314 - $53,049  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 181
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Job Description for Reporter, Newspaper

  • 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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Experience Affects Reporter, Newspaper Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 66%
Experienced
up arrow 28%
Mid-Career
up arrow 13%
National Average
$30,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Reporter, Newspaper Salaries

writing
up arrow 8%
National Average
$30,000
Editing
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 144 votes.

Gender

Female
60%
female alumni
 
Male
40%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 20%