Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for News Reporters in the United States. Our estimates are verified against BLS, Census, and current job openings data for accuracy. After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:

  • There are over 19,430 News Reporters currently employed in the United States.
  • 55.0% of all News Reporters are women, while 45.0% are men.
  • The average age of an employed News Reporter is 41 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of News Reporters is White (71.0%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (11.9%) and Asian (8.5%).
  • The majority of News Reporters are located in NY, New York and CA, Los Angeles.
  • News Reporters are paid an average annual salary of $45,476.
  • News Reporters average starting salary is $29,000.
  • In 2021, women earned 100% of what men earned.
  • The top 10% of highest-paid News Reporters earn as much as $70,000 or more.
  • 13% of all News Reporters are LGBT.
  • News Reporters are more likely to work at Private companies in comparison to Public companies.

News Reporter Statistics By Gender

Among News Reporters, 55.0% of them are women compared to 45.0% which are men.

  • Female, 55.0%
  • Male, 45.0%

News Reporters By Gender

GenderPercentages
Female55.0%
Male45.0%

Gender Pay Gap For News Reporter

Women Earn 100¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men

male-income
Male Income
$47,294
female-income
Female Income
$47,076

News Reporter Gender Over Time

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

Male
Female
100%
80%
60%
40%
20%
0%
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019

News Reporter Gender By Year

YearMaleFemale
201045.05%54.95%
201144.62%55.38%
201244.59%55.41%
201347.61%52.39%
201450.16%49.84%
201544.22%55.78%
201646.17%53.83%
201742.98%57.02%
201847.58%52.42%
201944.05%55.95%

News Reporter Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, Public Address Announcer and Track Announcer have the biggest difference in gender.

Job TitleMaleFemale
Paraprofessional Interpreter12%88%
Deaf Interpreter15%85%
Fashion Journalist15%85%
News Reporter45%55%
Sports Announcer91%9%
Track Announcer92%8%
Public Address Announcer93%7%
Male
Female

News Reporter Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among News Reporters is White, which makes up 71.0% of all News Reporters. Comparatively, there are 11.9% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 8.5% of the Asian ethnicity.

  • White, 71.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 11.9%
  • Asian, 8.5%
  • Black or African American, 5.3%
  • Unknown, 3.0%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.3%

News Reporter Race

News Reporter RacePercentages
White71.0%
Hispanic or Latino11.9%
Asian8.5%
Black or African American5.3%
Unknown3.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native0.3%

News Reporter Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2010-2019 among News Reporters.

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

News Reporter Race By Year

YearWhiteBlack or African AmericanAsianHispanic or Latino
201074.07%7.23%6.11%10.48%
201176.47%5.39%5.82%9.33%
201274.05%7.15%6.75%9.90%
201373.06%6.93%6.37%11.68%
201472.49%6.36%6.71%11.34%
201571.34%7.90%5.87%11.74%
201674.36%4.64%6.60%10.09%
201772.05%5.89%6.59%12.46%
201870.08%7.41%6.87%13.49%
201970.98%5.32%8.49%11.91%

News Reporter Wage Gap By Race

Black or African American News Reporters have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. White News Reporters have the lowest average salary at $45,026.
$52,000
$50,000
$48,000
$46,000
$44,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
EthnicitySalary
Unknown$46,461
White$45,026
Black or African American$50,411
Asian$47,302
Hispanic or Latino$46,726

News Reporter JOBS

Average Age of a News Reporter

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

Male
Female

News Reporter Age By Race

RaceMale AgeFemale Age
Unknown38.5
White4437
Black or African American42.5
Asian48.535
Hispanic or Latino3333

News Reporter Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of News Reporter employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of News Reporters is 40+ years old, which represents 49% of the population.

20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years


News Reporter Age

News Reporter YearsPercentages
20-30 years22%
30-40 years29%
40+ years49%

Types of News Reporter Degree Levels

The most common degree for News Reporters is Bachelor's Degree 83% of News Reporters earn that degree. A close second is Associate Degree with 7% and rounding it off is Master's Degree with 6%.

  • Bachelors, 83%
  • Associate, 7%
  • Masters, 6%
  • High School Diploma, 2%
  • Other Degrees, 2%

News Reporters By Education

News Reporter DegreePercentages
Bachelors83%
Associate7%
Masters6%
High School Diploma2%
Other Degrees2%

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News Reporter Wage Gap By Education

$56,000
$54,000
$52,000
$50,000
$48,000
$46,000
Master's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
EducationSalary
Master's Degree$54,197
Bachelor's Degree$47,294

News Reporter Employment Statistics

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

Company Size

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

< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

News Reporter Jobs By Employer Size

Company SizePercentages
< 50 employees5%
50 - 100 employees5%
100 - 500 employees25%
500 - 1,000 employees14%
1,000 - 10,000 employees39%
> 10,000 employees12%

The Types Of Companies News Reporter Work In

Employees with the News Reporter job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most News Reporters prefer to work at Private companies over Public companies.

Education

Public

Private

Government

News Reporter Jobs By Sector

Company TypePercentages
Education13%
Public24%
Private61%
Government2%

Top Industries Hiring News Reporters

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ News Reporters. Those industries include Media, Education and Manufacturing.

Media

Education

Manufacturing

Fortune 500

Technology

News Reporter Turnover And Employment Statistics

News Reporter 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 News Reporters changed.

  • Unemployment rate

News Reporter Unemployment Rate By Year

YearNews Reporter Unemployment Rate
20106.18%
20115.45%
20125.99%
20133.17%
20144.18%
20154.87%
20162.80%
20172.13%
20182.79%
20194.35%

The Average Number of Years That News Reporter Stay in a Job

By looking over 4,727 News Reporters resumes, we figured out that the average News Reporter enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 39%.

Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years


News Reporter Tenure

Number or YearsPercentages
Less than 1 year29%
1-2 years39%
3-4 years13%
5-7 years10%
8-10 years4%
11+ years5%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of News Reporters 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 News Reporters.

Job TitleLGBTJob Openings
Arabic Linguist5.97%66200.00%
Freelance Medical Writer10.15%42,398
Continuity Editor11.70%6,499
News Reporter13.42%
Media Planner14.99%29,045
Web Writer15.93%22,451
Staff Announcer19.74%68,610

News Reporter LGBT Demographics

ProfessionPercentages of LGBT Job Openings
Arabic Linguist5.97%662
Freelance Medical Writer10.15%42,398
Continuity Editor11.70%6,499
Media Planner14.99%29,045
Web Writer15.93%22,451
Staff Announcer19.74%68,610

Foreign Languages Spoken By News Reporters

The most common foreign language among News Reporters is Spanish at 47.1%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 10.6% and Chinese is the third-most popular at 6.9%.

  • Spanish, 47.1%
  • French, 10.6%
  • Chinese, 6.9%
  • Mandarin, 5.1%
  • German, 4.0%
  • Other, 26.3%

News Reporter Languages Spoken

Foreign LanguagePercentages
Spanish47.1%
French10.6%
Chinese6.9%
Mandarin5.1%
German4.0%
Other26.3%

News Reporter Jobs

Recently Added News Reporter Jobs

News Reporter Heatmaps

Where Do News Reporters Earn The Most?

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

Average Salary

Where Are News Reporters Located?

By looking through more than 4,727 resumes, we found that the most popular places for News Reporters are NY, New York and CA, Los Angeles.

Number of News Reporters

Where Are News Reporters In High Demand?

We looked over job openings to determine where in the country News Reporters are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings