Sports Reporter Salary

Men make up the majority of Sports Reporters in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $38K per year. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Although a fair number have medical coverage and approximately one-half have dental coverage, roughly a fourth claim no health benefits at all. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$24,765 - $66,661
$25K
$37K
$67K
MEDIAN: $37,323
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50%
90%

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$10.85 - $21.29
$11
$14
$21
MEDIAN: $13.62
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$0$67K
Salary $24,765 - $66,661
Bonus $3,500
Total Pay (?
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$24,246 - $67,407
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 67
Hourly Data $0$35
Hourly Rate $10.85 - $21.29
Overtime $20.55
Annual Data $0$67K
Bonus $3,500
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$24,246 - $67,407
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 27

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Job Description for Sports Reporter

A sports reporter covers one or more sports for a media outlet or other publication. They generally attend sporting events and gather information about the game, statistics, players and other pertinent areas that would be relevant to report to sports fans; they then compile that information and present it to their audience in a print, online, audio and/or video format. It is important for sports reporters to ensure that the information they collect is accurate and interesting to their intended audience. They also generally strive to "break" news, staying in front of a story to report timely information to their audience.

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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.

Common Career Paths for Sports Reporter


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Sports Reporters might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Sports Anchor, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $46K per year.

Sports Reporter Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Sports Reporter

Pay by Experience for a Sports Reporter has a positive trend. An entry-level Sports Reporter with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 61 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Sports Reporter with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 18 salaries. An experienced Sports Reporter which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 7 salaries. A Sports Reporter with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 10 salaries.

Sports Reporter Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Sports Reporter?

Sports Reporter in Gallatin:
"Fun (yet stressful) job, but undervalued."
Pros: I get to write about sports for a living. Usually, it's a fun environment.
Cons: Our employer doesn't see fit to review our salaries on a yearly basis. No pay increases in three years. Staff has been cut from three to two in our department, yet we are responsible for covering the same area without working more than 40 hours a week. Employer won't pay overtime unless it's approved, and only in rare situations.

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Key Stats for Sports Reporter

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Sports Reporter Salaries

Late-Career
▲90%

Mid-Career
▲58%

Experienced
▲54%

National Average
$32,000

Entry-Level
▼7%

Skills That Affect Sports Reporter Salaries

Sports Stats
▲8%

National Average
$32,000

▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
no benefits
None: 27%
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