Reporter Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$43,000
$25,000
Min 10%
$43,000
Median 50%
$75,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Conde Nast
Highest Paying City
Washington, DC
Highest Paying State
North Carolina
Average Experience Level
2.7 years
How much does a reporter make?
The national average salary for a Reporter in the U.S. is $43,873 annually or $21.09 hourly. If you are in the top 10 percent, you will make over $75,000; however, if you are in the bottom 10 percent, you will earn less than $25,000 per year. Most Reporter jobs are in Media companies and Finance companies. The best states for high paying Reporter jobs are North Carolina, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Oregon. The typical employment in the position spans 2.7 years.
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Average Reporter Salary By Location

As a Reporter in the U.S., you can expect to earn on average $43,873 per year or $21.09 per hour. Washington, DC reports the highest annual salary for Reporters at 68,689. The average starting salary in Washington, DC for Reporters is $36,000. North Carolina, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Oregon are the top 5 highest earning states for Reporters. Arkansas, Texas, Maine, Vermont, and Hawaii are at the bottom for competitive pay.

Map of Reporter Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Reporters earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary:

Average Reporter Salary By Company

There is good job security in Reporter positions. Some industries offer better pay and benefit packages than others. Most Reporter jobs are in Media companies and Media companies. Companies like Conde Nast or Thomson Reuters will get you the highest pay packages. Companies like NBCUniversal and The New York Times Company also pay high salaries to their Reporters.

Reporter Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Reporter Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Reporter can range from $27,569 to $30,653 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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