Average Reporter with Editing Skills Salary

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The average salary for a Reporter with Editing skills is $39,396.
MEDIAN $39,396
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$25k - $67k
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$23k - $61k

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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.
The top respondents for the job title Reporter are from the companies Gannett Co Inc, Business Insider and Gatehouse Media, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at NBC News where the average pay is $67,407. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Business Insider and Gannett Co Inc, earning around $45,752 and $43,448, respectively. Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. pays the lowest at around $26,145. Lee Enterprises Inc and Gatehouse Media, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $27,757 and $40,779, respectively.

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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 Video Editing and Writing Procedures & Documentation.

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. An early career Reporter with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $36,172 based on 357 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 New York, New York earn an average of 40.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Washington, District of Columbia (37.8% more) and Los Angeles, California (26.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (16.2% less).

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