Writer/Reporter Statistics in the US

From where do we know all information about writer/reporter demographics? We analyzed 1,782 writer/reporters 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.

Writer/Reporter Diversity

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

Writer/Reporter Gender Ratio

Among writer/reporters, 53.4% of them are women compared to 41.4% which are men.

Job Title
  • Female, 53.4%
  • Male, 41.4%
  • Unknown, 5.2%

Writer/Reporter Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among writer/reporters is White, which makes up 70.2% of all writer/reporters. Comparatively, there are 13.4% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 7.4% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 70.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 13.4%
  • Black or African American, 7.4%
  • Asian, 6.8%
  • Unknown, 1.7%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.5%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Writer/Reporters

The chart below shows that 50.4% of writer/reporters speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 15.8% and Italian is the third-most popular at 6.0%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 50.4%
  • French, 15.8%
  • Italian, 6.0%
  • Chinese, 5.3%
  • Portuguese, 3.8%
  • Other, 18.7%

Writer/Reporter 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 writer/reporters.

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

Writer/Reporter Gender Over Time

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

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

Writer/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 writer/reporters changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

We determined the average age of writer/reporters based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Number Of Years On The Job For Writer/Reporter

By looking over 1,782 writer/reporters resumes, we figured out that the average writer/reporter 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

Writer/Reporter Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of writer/reporter employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of writer/reporters 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 Writer/Reporters 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%
Writer/Reporter41%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
Writer/Reporter
Events And Communications Coordinator
Educational Interpreter
Deaf Interpreter
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Writer/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 writer/reporters.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Ghost Writer15.82%
Writer/Reporter19.36%
Screen Writer22.69%
Program Host25.03%
Per Diem Interpreter27.03%
Food Editor28.26%
Digital Media Internship30.27%

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As Writer/Reporter?

male-income
Male Income
$37,916
female-income
Female Income
$37,602

Writer/Reporter 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
$39,162
$38,532
$37,903
$37,273
$36,643
$36,014
$35,384
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Writer/Reporter 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$38,532
Master's Degree$41,697

Writer/Reporter 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
$43,043
$41,697
$40,351
$39,005
$37,660
$36,314
$34,968
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree

Writer/Reporter Heatmaps

The amount you can make as a writer/reporter can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of writer/reporters is $40,150. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Writer/Reporters Earn The Most?

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

Average Salary

Where Are Writer/Reporters Located?

By looking through more than 1,782 resumes, we found that the most popular places for writer/reporters are NY, New York and CA, Los Angeles.

Number of Writer/Reporters

Writer/Reporter Employment Statistics

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

Company Size

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

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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 Writer/Reporter Work In

Employees with the writer/reporter job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most writer/reporters prefer to work at private companies over education 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 writer/reporters. Those industries include media, hospitality and manufacturing.

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Media

Hospitality

Retail

Manufacturing

Education

Writer/Reporter Jobs