Reporter, Newspaper Salary

The average pay for a Reporter, Newspaper is $34,115 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$21,284 - $60,904

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$9.04 - $20.26

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$21,284 - $60,904  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,980  
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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$20,401 - $54,329  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 198
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.04 - $20.26  
   
Overtime
$12.04 - $34.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,980  
   
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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$20,401 - $54,329  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 110
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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 57%

Experienced
up arrow 20%

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Reporter, Newspaper Salaries

writing
up arrow 7%

National Average
$31,000

Editing
up arrow 3%

Photography
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 63 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 21%
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