INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER SALARY

Average Yearly Salary
$70,000
$35,000
Min 10%
$70,000
Median 50%
$140,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
DreamWorks Animation
Highest Paying City
Eden Prairie, MN
Highest Paying State
North Dakota
Average Experience Level
3.1 years
How much does an investigative reporter make?
Investigative Reporters in the US make on average $70,698 annually or $33.99 hourly. The top 10 percent make over $141,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent make under $35,000 per year. Most Investigative Reporter jobs are in Media companies and Hospitality companies. Some of the states with the best Investigative Reporter salaries are North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Vermont, and Maine. Most Investigative Reporters spend 3.1 years in the position.
Annual Salaries For Related Jobs
Reporter
$44,462
Journalist
$51,146

Average Investigative Reporter Salary By Company

Investigative Reporters can expect good job security. Some industries pay higher than others. Media companies and Hospitality companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. The two companies that report the highest salaries for Investigative Reporters are DreamWorks Animation and The E.W. Scripps Company. If you can find a job at a company like FOX or tronc Inc., they also offer very competitive salaries to their Investigative Reporters.

Average Investigative Reporter Salary By Location

Across America, Investigative Reporters make on average $70,698 annually or $33.99 hourly. Investigative Reporters make the most in Eden Prairie, MN at about $136,143 per year. Not only that, Eden Prairie, MN also has an average entry-level salary of $78,000. North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Vermont, and Maine are the highest paying states. Nevada, Arizona, and South Carolina have the lowest Investigative Reporter salaries.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
Eden Prairie, MN
$136,143
2
Green Bay, WI
$122,042
3
Syracuse, NY
$112,943
4
Seattle, WA
$108,482
5
Indianapolis, IN
$105,066

RECENTLY ADDED Investigative Reporter SALARIES

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
ACLU of Missouri
Investigative Reporter
06/18/2019
$52,175
Employee Benefits Security Administration
Investigative Reporter
06/14/2019
$35,282
University of Wisconsin Madison
Investigative Reporter
06/04/2019
$44,000
Multimedia KSDK, LLC.
Investigative Reporter
03/05/2019
$67,017
Investigative Reporter: Latin America Research
03/04/2019
$65,000