The average pay for a Reporter, Newspaper is $32,155 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 Total Pay (?
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$22,356 - $59,854
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MEDIAN: $32,155
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Reporter, Newspaper Total Pay (?
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$8.93 - $18.40
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$22,356 - $59,854  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,024  
Profit Sharing
$24.24 - $2,061  
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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$20,339 - $51,706  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 724
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$8.93 - $18.40  
   
Overtime
$13.97 - $33.42  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,024  
   
Profit Sharing
$24.24 - $2,061  
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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$20,339 - $51,706  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 724
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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.
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 32%
Mid-Career
up arrow 16%
National Average
$29,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Reporter, Newspaper Salaries

National Average
$29,000
Editing
up arrow 1%
Photography
up arrow 15%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 178 votes.
Gender
Female
59%
female alumni
 
Male
41%
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: 79% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 19%
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