The average pay for a Reporter is $36,005 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Reporter Total Pay (?
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$24,087 - $64,530
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MEDIAN: $36,005
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Reporter Total Pay (?
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$10.09 - $21.38
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$24,087 - $64,530  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,919  
Profit Sharing
$24.00 - $1,100  
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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$22,941 - $61,071  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 566
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.09 - $21.38  
   
Overtime
$13.75 - $35.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,919  
   
Profit Sharing
$24.00 - $1,100  
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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$22,941 - $61,071  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 566
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Job Description for Reporter
A reporter investigates and writes stories about various events and happenings in the world. Most reporters are employed by news organizations, although there are some who are employed by specific companies that wish to create stories in-house; others work as freelance writers.
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Reporter 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
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Seattle
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San Diego
up arrow 44%
Washington
up arrow 41%
Houston
up arrow 34%
up arrow 27%
San Francisco
up arrow 25%
Los Angeles
up arrow 17%
Boston
up arrow 11%
San Antonio
up arrow 10%
Chicago
up arrow 9%
National Average
$34,000
Dallas
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Experience Affects Reporter Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 78%
National Average
$34,000

Skills That Affect Reporter Salaries

Reporting
up arrow 7%
Video Editing
up arrow 2%
National Average
$34,000
Online Research
up arrow 4%
up arrow 7%
Interviewing
up arrow 7%
writing
up arrow 7%
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Gender
Female
56%
female alumni
 
Male
44%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
7%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 14%
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