Correspondent Statistics in the US

From where do we know all information about correspondent demographics? We analyzed 4,591 correspondents resumes to find out what the average demographics are for the job position. Just to be clear, by demographics we mean the study of population-based factors like age, race, and sex. On top of scouring through resumes, we also took note of job proposals from employers and Census Bureau data. And guess what? We found some pretty interesting information.

Correspondent Diversity

From race to gender and even age, we found the average demographic information on those who work as correspondents. Keep reading to find out what the results for correspondents were.

Correspondent Gender Ratio

Among correspondents, 52.5% of them are women compared to 42.6% which are men.

Job Title
  • Female, 52.5%
  • Male, 42.6%
  • Unknown, 4.9%

Correspondent Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among correspondents is White, which makes up 69.5% of all correspondents. Comparatively, there are 13.8% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 7.5% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 69.5%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 13.8%
  • Black or African American, 7.5%
  • Asian, 7.0%
  • Unknown, 1.7%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.5%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Correspondents

The chart below shows that 41.3% of correspondents speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 16.4% and German is the third-most popular at 5.9%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 41.3%
  • French, 16.4%
  • German, 5.9%
  • Arabic, 5.9%
  • Italian, 5.5%
  • Other, 25.0%

Correspondent Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among correspondents.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Correspondent Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the correspondent position over time.

Male
Female
59%
56%
53%
50%
47%
44%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018

Correspondent Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of correspondents changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

We determined the average age of correspondents based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Number Of Years On The Job For Correspondent

By looking over 4,591 correspondents resumes, we figured out that the average correspondent enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 34%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Correspondent Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of correspondent employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of correspondents is 40+ years old, which represents 45% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Comparing The Gender Ratio of Correspondents with Other Job Titles

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, track announcer and public address announcer have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Deaf Interpreter16%77%
Educational Interpreter20%74%
Events And Communications Coordinator21%75%
Correspondent43%53%
Sports Announcer87%9%
Public Address Announcer88%9%
Track Announcer89%11%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Track Announcer
Public Address Announcer
Sports Announcer
Correspondent
Events And Communications Coordinator
Educational Interpreter
Deaf Interpreter
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Correspondents with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to correspondents.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Engineering Writer15.82%
Correspondent19.36%
Web Writer22.69%
Announcer25.03%
Official Court Interpreter27.03%
Manuscript Editor28.26%
Public Relations Representative30.27%

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As Correspondent?

male-income
Male Income
$78,985
female-income
Female Income
$77,136

Correspondent Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that Hispanic or Latino men and Hispanic or Latino women make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
$89,824
$86,204
$82,583
$78,962
$75,342
$71,721
$68,100
$64,480
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Correspondent Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

All Race and Ethnicity
Educationascdesc
Incomeasc
Bachelor's Degree$82,583
Master's Degree$103,435

Correspondent Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

  • Asian
  • Black or African American
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White
$111,860
$103,435
$95,009
$86,584
$78,158
$69,733
$61,308
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree

Correspondent Heatmaps

The amount you can make as a correspondent can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of correspondents is $55,861. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Correspondents Earn The Most?

The map here shows where correspondents earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Where Are Correspondents Located?

By looking through more than 4,591 resumes, we found that the most popular places for correspondents are NY, New York and DC, Washington.

Number of Correspondents

Correspondent Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ correspondents. We found that the most common company type is private. In addition, the industry that employs the most correspondents is the media industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire correspondents.

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

The Types Of Companies Correspondent Work In

Employees with the correspondent job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most correspondents prefer to work at private companies over public companies.

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Private

Public

Education

Government

Industry Concentration

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ correspondents. Those industries include media, finance and health care.

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Media

Finance

Fortune 500

Health Care

Insurance

Correspondent Jobs