Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents

Collect and analyze facts about newsworthy events by interview, investigation, or observation. Report and write stories for newspaper, news magazine, radio, or television. Excludes "Broadcast News Analysts" (27-3021).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
45,570 2.3 % $21.69 $45,120 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.98 $12.74 $17.25 $25.61 $37.75
Annual Wage (2) $20,770 $26,500 $35,870 $53,260 $78,530


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 29,100 6.32 $19.52 $40,590
Radio and Television Broadcasting 10,690 4.98 $24.35 $50,640
Other Information Services 4,060 2.39 $28.02 $58,280
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 610 0.82 $27.43 $57,050
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 280 0.01 $23.96 $49,850

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 29,100 6.32 $19.52 $40,590
Radio and Television Broadcasting 10,690 4.98 $24.35 $50,640
Other Information Services 4,060 2.39 $28.02 $58,280
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 610 0.82 $27.43 $57,050
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 50 0.11 $16.28 $33,860

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Social Advocacy Organizations 110 0.06 $36.35 $75,610
Other Information Services 4,060 2.39 $28.02 $58,280
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 610 0.82 $27.43 $57,050
Management of Companies and Enterprises 250 0.01 $26.82 $55,790
Radio and Television Broadcasting 10,690 4.98 $24.35 $50,640


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 4,860 0.57 1.63 $29.88 $62,140
California 4,540 0.32 0.91 $23.90 $49,700
Florida 2,480 0.34 0.98 $21.79 $45,330
Ohio 2,210 0.44 1.25 $18.05 $37,540
Texas 2,210 0.21 0.60 $18.21 $37,880




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 2,020 3.09 8.83 $35.65 $74,150
Wyoming 250 0.90 2.58 $13.33 $27,720
Iowa 1,250 0.85 2.42 $14.03 $29,180
Vermont 220 0.73 2.10 $19.97 $41,530
South Dakota 290 0.73 2.09 $12.45 $25,900




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 2,020 3.09 8.83 $35.65 $74,150
New York 4,860 0.57 1.63 $29.88 $62,140
Massachusetts 1,170 0.37 1.04 $29.53 $61,420
Georgia 930 0.24 0.70 $28.40 $59,060
Rhode Island 120 0.27 0.78 $27.91 $58,040





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,620 0.70 2.01 $31.79 $66,120
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,320 0.99 2.83 $34.05 $70,830
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,450 0.37 1.07 $25.19 $52,400
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,220 0.34 0.96 $30.61 $63,660
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,050 1.05 3.01 $25.95 $53,970
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 750 0.44 1.25 $30.58 $63,610
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 640 0.37 1.05 $23.61 $49,110
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 530 0.24 0.67 $38.15 $79,360
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 530 0.43 1.23 (8) (8)
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 470 0.26 0.74 $17.81 $37,050




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Lincoln, NE 230 1.43 4.10 $10.25 $21,330
Steubenville-Weirton, OH-WV 60 1.31 3.74 $16.05 $33,390
Bismarck, ND 70 1.15 3.27 $17.50 $36,400
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 130 1.10 3.14 $18.44 $38,350
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 350 1.07 3.06 $14.32 $29,780
Charlottesville, VA 100 1.07 3.05 $15.53 $32,300
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,050 1.05 3.01 $25.95 $53,970
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,320 0.99 2.83 $34.05 $70,830
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 70 0.97 2.77 $15.11 $31,430
Manchester, NH 100 0.95 2.72 $31.58 $65,700