Average Reporter Salary

Avg. Base Salary (USD)

The average salary for a Reporter is $49,713 in 2023

Base Salary
$31k - $83k
$203 - $10k
Profit Sharing
$1k - $3k
Total Pay
$28k - $79k
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What Do Reporters Do?

Reporter Tasks
  • Meet daily and long term story deadlines.
  • Participate in editorial meetings and pitch story ideas.
  • Discover, research and follow up on leads.
  • Cover beat and other assignments.
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How do Reporters Rate Their Jobs?

3.4 out of 5
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FAQs About Reporters

What is the highest pay for Reporters?

Our data indicates that the highest pay for a Reporter is $83k / year

What is the lowest pay for Reporters?

Our data indicates that the lowest pay for a Reporter is $31k / year

How can Reporters increase their salary?

Increasing your pay as a Reporter is possible in different ways. Change of employer: Consider a career move to a new employer that is willing to pay higher for your skills. Level of Education: Gaining advanced degrees may allow this role to increase their income potential and qualify for promotions. Managing Experience: If you are a Reporter that oversees more junior Reporters, this experience can increase the likelihood to earn more.