Average Mid-Career Reporter with Editing Skills Salary

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The average salary for a Mid-Career Reporter with Editing skills is $50,846.
MEDIAN $50,846
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$29k - $73k
$102 - $6k
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$25k - $73k

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

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 147 salaries. An early career Reporter with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $35,966 based on 380 salaries. An experienced Reporter with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $55,500 based on 86 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $49,355.

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Years of Experience

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