Average Late-Career Reporter Salary

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The average salary for a Late-Career Reporter is $49,604.
MEDIAN $49,604
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$33k - $86k
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$30k - $80k

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Job Description for Reporter

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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Popular Skills for Reporter

Skills in Oral / Verbal Communication, Online Research and Social Media Optimization are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Writing Procedures & Documentation and Editing.

Pay by Experience Level for Reporter

An entry-level Reporter with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $31,121 based on 106 salaries. An early career Reporter with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $38,698 based on 823 salaries. A mid-career Reporter with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $51,471 based on 315 salaries. An experienced Reporter with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $59,077 based on 191 salaries.

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Years of Experience

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