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Sports Reporter Salary (United States)

A Sports Reporter earns an average salary of $34,929 per year. Experience strongly influences income for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
Sports Reporter Salary (?
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$24,000 - $76,130
(Median)
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49K
76K
MEDIAN: $34,929
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Sports Reporter Salary (?
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$9.10 - $29.09
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$24,000 - $76,130  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,120  
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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$23,160 - $79,062  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 109
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$9.10 - $29.09  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $35.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,120  
   
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).
)
$23,160 - $79,062  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 33
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Job Description for Sports Reporter

  • Take photographs, make videos, and create visualizations to accompany text.
  • Build a strong following on social media, following stories and breaking news.
  • Become embedded in the sports community to identify and report on sports teams, topics, and players.
  • Lay out pages and publish stories to the web.

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Experience Affects Sports Reporter Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 44%
Mid-Career
up arrow 19%
National Average
$33,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
14%
female alumni
 
Male
86%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 23%