Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
41,050 2.3 % $22.38 $46,560 1.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.29 $13.03 $17.48 $27.30 $39.22
Annual Wage (2) $21,390 $27,090 $36,360 $56,780 $81,580


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 24,480 6.11 $19.65 $40,860
Radio and Television Broadcasting 11,220 5.06 $24.73 $51,430
Other Information Services 3,630 1.56 $31.47 $65,460
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 340 0.54 $26.34 $54,780
Management of Companies and Enterprises 280 0.01 $28.27 $58,790

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 24,480 6.11 $19.65 $40,860
Radio and Television Broadcasting 11,220 5.06 $24.73 $51,430
Other Information Services 3,630 1.56 $31.47 $65,460
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 340 0.54 $26.34 $54,780
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 120 0.22 $31.70 $65,940

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 120 0.22 $31.70 $65,940
Other Information Services 3,630 1.56 $31.47 $65,460
Management of Companies and Enterprises 280 0.01 $28.27 $58,790
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 340 0.54 $26.34 $54,780
Radio and Television Broadcasting 11,220 5.06 $24.73 $51,430


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 3,710 0.41 1.39 $30.28 $62,980
California 3,630 0.23 0.79 $23.07 $47,990
Florida 2,500 0.32 1.06 $21.23 $44,160
District of Columbia 2,500 3.70 12.43 $37.44 $77,870
Texas 2,080 0.18 0.60 $18.83 $39,170



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 2,500 3.70 12.43 $37.44 $77,870
South Dakota 300 0.73 2.47 $14.21 $29,560
North Dakota 260 0.58 1.94 $11.68 $24,290
Wyoming 160 0.57 1.90 $13.36 $27,780
Montana 250 0.55 1.85 $14.53 $30,220



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 2,500 3.70 12.43 $37.44 $77,870
New York 3,710 0.41 1.39 $30.28 $62,980
Georgia 1,090 0.27 0.89 $28.00 $58,250
Maryland 450 0.17 0.59 $27.64 $57,490
Massachusetts 1,070 0.32 1.06 $26.76 $55,660




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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,020 0.47 1.57 $33.29 $69,240
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,890 1.20 4.02 $36.21 $75,320
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,600 0.39 1.31 $22.96 $47,750
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 940 0.26 0.89 $22.58 $46,970
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 690 0.39 1.32 $30.02 $62,440
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 650 0.26 0.89 $30.71 $63,880
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 540 0.35 1.18 $23.81 $49,520
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 510 0.27 0.92 $23.07 $47,980
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 460 0.41 1.38 $26.91 $55,970
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 450 0.33 1.10 $25.08 $52,170



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)
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 290 1.23 4.12 $17.37 $36,120
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,890 1.20 4.02 $36.21 $75,320
Missoula, MT 60 1.11 3.72 $14.06 $29,240
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 40 0.80 2.68 $19.79 $41,150
Bismarck, ND 60 0.75 2.52 $14.10 $29,330
Lima, OH 40 0.74 2.47 $14.03 $29,190
Cheyenne, WY 30 0.74 2.50 $18.10 $37,650
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 250 0.73 2.44 $24.15 $50,220
Santa Fe, NM 40 0.71 2.38 $17.49 $36,370
Medford, OR 60 0.71 2.38 $17.57 $36,550