Average News Reporter Salary

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The average salary for a News Reporter is $39,611.
MEDIAN $39,611
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$24k - $75k
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$23k - $70k

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Job Description for News Reporter

News Reporter Tasks
  • Arrange interviews with people who can provide information about a particular story.
  • Generate and follow through with story ideas.
  • 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.
The top respondents for the job title News Reporter are from the companies Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc., Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc and Gray Communications. Reported salaries are highest at E.W. Scripps Co where the average pay is $47,962. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc, earning around $44,962. Gray Communications pays the lowest at around $25,000. Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $28,966.

Career Paths

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Communications Specialist
News Anchor
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Popular Skills for News Reporter

Skills that pay less than market rate include Multimedia, Social Media Optimization, Oral / Verbal Communication, Video Editing and Editing.

Pay by Experience Level for News Reporter

An entry-level News Reporter with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $27,940 based on 66 salaries. An early career News Reporter with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $35,497 based on 317 salaries. A mid-career News Reporter with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $47,495 based on 117 salaries. An experienced News Reporter with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $54,162 based on 98 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $67,445.
Employees with News Reporter in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 51.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Washington, District of Columbia (35.8% more) and Tampa, Florida (35.1% more).

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