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Reporter, Newspaper Salary

The average pay for a Reporter, Newspaper is $33,406 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.
$23,098 - $60,876
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $33,406
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$8.95 - $19.74
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$23,098 - $60,876  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,939  
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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$20,467 - $54,618  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 257
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$8.95 - $19.74  
   
Overtime
$12.58 - $32.44  
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$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,939  
   
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).
)
$20,467 - $54,618  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 153
United States (change)

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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Pay by Experience Level for Reporter, Newspaper

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

Related Job Salaries

Experience Affects Reporter, Newspaper Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 69%

Experienced
up arrow 26%

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Reporter, Newspaper Salaries

writing
up arrow 7%

National Average
$30,000

Editing
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 120 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 20%