Reporter Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Reporter is $36,731 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Financial Reporting, Reporting, Blogging, and Social Media Optimization. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job.
Reporter Total Pay (?
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$24,098 - $67,288
(Median)
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49K
67K
MEDIAN: $36,730
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Reporter Total Pay (?
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$10.11 - $21.23
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$24,098 - $67,288  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,007  
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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$22,960 - $64,238  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 676
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.11 - $21.23  
   
Overtime
$13.93 - $34.90  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,007  
   
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).
)
$22,960 - $64,238  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 676
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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
  • Discover, research and follow up on leads.
  • Cover beat and other assignments.
  • Meet daily and long term story deadlines.
  • Participate in editorial meetings and pitch 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

Atlanta
up arrow 110%
Seattle
up arrow 55%
Houston
up arrow 40%
Washington
up arrow 39%
San Diego
up arrow 38%
up arrow 29%
San Francisco
up arrow 28%
Los Angeles
up arrow 17%
Chicago
up arrow 17%
San Antonio
up arrow 11%
Denver
up arrow 2%
National Average
$34,000
Phoenix
up arrow 1%
Boston
up arrow 3%
Dallas
up arrow 6%
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Experience Affects Reporter Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 64%
National Average
$34,000

Skills That Affect Reporter Salaries

Financial Reporting
up arrow 117%
Reporting
up arrow 19%
Social Media Optimization
up arrow 17%
Blogging
up arrow 17%
Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 2%
Online Research
0%
National Average
$34,000
Multimedia
up arrow 6%
up arrow 7%
writing
up arrow 10%
Interviewing
up arrow 12%
Research
up arrow 24%
Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 30%
Photography
up arrow 35%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 143 votes.

Gender

Female
58%
female alumni
 
Male
42%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 15%
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