Average Early-Career Reporter with Editing Skills Salary

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The average salary for an Early-Career Reporter with Editing skills is $36,172.
MEDIAN $36,172
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$25k - $56k
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$23k - $52k

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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, Social Media Optimization and Writing Procedures & Documentation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Video 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 $29,953 based on 48 salaries. A mid-career Reporter with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,846 based on 120 salaries. An experienced Reporter with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $55,500 based on 79 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $49,355.
Employees with Reporter in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 38.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (27.3% more) and Washington, District of Columbia (26.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (6.6% less).

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