$35,269
Avg. Salary
$14.03
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Reporter, Newspaper is $14.03 per hour.

The average pay for a Reporter, Newspaper is $35,269 per year.

$10.39
10%
$14.03
50%
$19.24
90%
MEDIAN $14.03
$24k
10%
$35k
50%
$65k
90%
MEDIAN $35,269
$24,085 - $64,564
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MEDIAN: $35,269
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$10.39 - $19.24
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$0$64K
Salary $24,085 - $64,564
Bonus $500
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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$23,546 - $51,609
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 146
Hourly Data $0$28
Hourly Rate $10.39 - $19.24
Overtime $16.16 - $28.38
Annual Data $0$51K
Bonus $500
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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$23,546 - $51,609
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 79

Job Description for Reporter, Newspaper

A newspaper reporter's job involves assessing the relevance of events and writing engaging, readable stories based upon these happenings. Typically a newspaper will assign reporters to specialties, such as local or national news, various political beats, sports, and business. The reporter works within his or her specialty to help report news as it happens, and he or she is expected to be accurate and adhere to common journalistic practices and ethics. Because of the commercial nature of newspapers as a medium, however, many employers will expect their reporters to find stories that sell papers.

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Reporter, Newspaper 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.

Common Career Paths for Reporter, Newspaper


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Newspaper Reporters' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Communications Director. The average Communications Director brings home $62K per year. When Newspaper Reporters are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Reporters or Newspaper Editors. Those roles pay an additional $4K and $7K, respectively.

Reporter, Newspaper Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Reporter, Newspaper

Pay by Experience for a Reporter, Newspaper has a positive trend. An entry-level Reporter, Newspaper with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 87 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Reporter, Newspaper with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 28 salaries. An experienced Reporter, Newspaper which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 26 salaries. A Reporter, Newspaper with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 21 salaries.

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Key Stats for Reporter, Newspaper

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 35 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
15%

Experience Affects Reporter, Newspaper Salaries

Late-Career
▲21%

Experienced
▲20%

Mid-Career
▲5%

National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
▼13%

Skills That Affect Reporter, Newspaper Salaries

writing
▼0%

National Average
$33,000

▼3%

Reporting
▼13%

Photography
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 20%