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Average Sports Reporter Salary

$38,170
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$3,000
Bonus
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The average salary for a Sports Reporter is $38,170.
10%
$25k
MEDIAN
$38k
90%
$68k
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What Do Sports Reporters Do?

Sports Reporter Tasks
  • Become embedded in the sports community to identify and report on sports teams, topics, and players.
  • Lay out pages and publish stories to the web.
  • Take photographs, make videos, and create visualizations to accompany text.
  • Build a strong following on social media, following stories and breaking news.

Job Satisfaction for Sports Reporter

3.8 out of 5
(17)
Highly Satisfied
3Reviews

Popular Employer Salaries for Sports Reporter

The top respondents for the job title Sports Reporter are from the companies Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc., Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc and Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. Reported salaries are highest at Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc where the average pay is $40,000. Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. pays the lowest at around $22,002.

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What Are Popular Skills for Sports Reporters?

Skills in Multimedia are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Adobe Photoshop, Video Editing, Sports Stats and Editing.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Sports Reporters?

An entry-level Sports Reporter with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $30,837 based on 23 salaries. An early career Sports Reporter with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $35,513 based on 89 salaries. A mid-career Sports Reporter with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $41,290 based on 28 salaries. An experienced Sports Reporter with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $42,500 based on 14 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $51,242.
Employees with Sports Reporter in their job title in Boston, Massachusetts earn an average of 70.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (29.7% more) and New York, New York (28.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Seattle, Washington (5.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 171 survey responses.
Entry Level
13.5%
Early Career
52.0%
Mid Career
16.4%
Experienced
8.2%
Late Career
9.9%

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