News Writer Statistics in the US

From where do we know all information about news writer demographics? We analyzed 1,964 news writers 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.

News Writer Diversity

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

News Writer Gender Ratio

Among news writers, 53.7% of them are women compared to 42.2% which are men.

Job Title
  • Female, 53.7%
  • Male, 42.2%
  • Unknown, 4.1%

News Writer Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among news writers is White, which makes up 70.0% of all news writers. Comparatively, there are 13.5% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 7.4% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 70.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 13.5%
  • Black or African American, 7.4%
  • Asian, 6.9%
  • Unknown, 1.7%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.5%

Foreign Languages Spoken By News Writers

The chart below shows that 48.2% of news writers speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 12.0% and Arabic is the third-most popular at 7.2%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 48.2%
  • French, 12.0%
  • Arabic, 7.2%
  • German, 4.8%
  • Russian, 3.6%
  • Other, 24.2%

News Writer 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 news writers.

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

News Writer Gender Over Time

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


News Writer 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 writers changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

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


Number Of Years On The Job For News Writer

By looking over 1,964 news writers resumes, we figured out that the average news writer enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 35%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

News Writer Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of news writer employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of news writers 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 News Writers 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
Deaf Interpreter16%77%
Educational Interpreter20%74%
Events And Communications Coordinator21%75%
News Writer42%54%
Sports Announcer87%9%
Public Address Announcer88%9%
Track Announcer89%11%
Track Announcer
Public Address Announcer
Sports Announcer
News Writer
Events And Communications Coordinator
Educational Interpreter
Deaf Interpreter

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of News Writers 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 writers.

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Job Titleascdesc
Comic Writer15.82%
News Writer19.36%
Sports Broadcaster25.03%
Site Interpreter27.03%
Health Editor28.26%
Assistant Media Planner30.27%

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As News Writer?

Male Income
Female Income

News Writer 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
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino

News Writer 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
Bachelor's Degree$43,332
Master's Degree$48,277

News Writer 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
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree

News Writer Heatmaps

The amount you can make as a news writer can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of news writers is $33,576. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do News Writers Earn The Most?

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

Average Salary

Where Are News Writers Located?

By looking through more than 1,964 resumes, we found that the most popular places for news writers are NY, New York and CA, Los Angeles.

Number of News Writers

News Writer Employment Statistics

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

What Percentage Of News Writer Jobs Are Remote?

47.2% Remote

Freelance, outsourced or remote workers who spend much of their time working from home.

52.8% On-Site

Some of the vacancies require to stay on-site without possibility of working remotely.

Company Size

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

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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 News Writer Work In

Employees with the news writer job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most news writers prefer to work at private companies over education companies.

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Industry Concentration

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ news writers. Those industries include media, education and manufacturing.

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Fortune 500


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