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Sports Reporter Salary

Those pursuing careers as Sports Reporters in the United States may have to make do with less; average incomes for people in this area hover around only $35K annually. While some workers in this profession — about a fifth — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and the greater part have dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Sports Reporters, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men account for the majority of Sports Reporters who responded to the questionnaire — 87 percent to be exact. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$23,731 - $74,830
(Median)
$24K
$35K
$75K
MEDIAN: $34,754
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$9.21 - $24.83
(Median)
$9
$13
$25
MEDIAN: $12.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$23,731 - $74,830  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,017  
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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$23,096 - $73,175  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 105
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$9.21 - $24.83  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $43.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,017  
   
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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$23,096 - $73,175  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 30
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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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Sports Reporter Reviews

What is it like working as a Sports Reporter?

Sports Reporter in Gallatin:
"Fun (yet stressful) job, but undervalued."
Pros: I get to write about sports for a living. Usually, it's a fun environment.
Cons: Our employer doesn't see fit to review our salaries on a yearly basis. No pay increases in three years. Staff has been cut from three to two in our department, yet we are responsible for covering the same area without working more than 40 hours a week. Employer won't pay overtime unless it's approved, and only in rare situations.

Experience Affects Sports Reporter Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 38%

Mid-Career
up arrow 21%

National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 21%