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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 per year. A fair number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to around half. Work is enjoyable for Sports Reporters, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Making up 79 percent of those who took the survey, male Sports Reporters greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,335 - $74,771
(Median)
$24K
$35K
$75K
MEDIAN: $34,754
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$9.30 - $27.36
(Median)
$9
$12
$27
MEDIAN: $12.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$24,335 - $74,771  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,068  
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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$23,173 - $73,309  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 107
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.30 - $27.36  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $35.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,068  
   
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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$23,173 - $73,309  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 32

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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.

Common Career Paths for Sports Reporter


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Sports Reporters may progress into high-paying roles like Sports Anchor, where median compensation is $45K annually.

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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.

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Experience Affects Sports Reporter Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 45%

Mid-Career
up arrow 30%

National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 20%
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