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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

27-3023 News Analysts, Reporters, and Journalists

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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)
44,100 2.7 % $30.00 $62,400 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.79 $15.12 $22.25 $36.50 $56.33
Annual Wage (2) $24,520 $31,450 $46,270 $75,920 $117,170


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 18,940 6.22 $23.21 $48,280
Radio and Television Broadcasting 16,820 7.82 $34.56 $71,890
Other Information Services 5,100 1.57 $35.54 $73,920
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 530 0.02 $26.97 $56,090
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 450 0.85 (8) (8)

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Radio and Television Broadcasting 16,820 7.82 $34.56 $71,890
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 18,940 6.22 $23.21 $48,280
Other Information Services 5,100 1.57 $35.54 $73,920
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 450 0.85 (8) (8)
Grantmaking and Giving Services 100 0.07 $49.96 $103,920

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grantmaking and Giving Services 100 0.07 $49.96 $103,920
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events (8) (8) $47.09 $97,950
Other Information Services 5,100 1.57 $35.54 $73,920
Radio and Television Broadcasting 16,820 7.82 $34.56 $71,890
Employment Services 150 (7) $31.07 $64,630


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 6,020 0.63 2.10 $43.34 $90,160
California 4,500 0.26 0.86 $32.63 $67,870
Texas 2,640 0.21 0.71 $25.32 $52,660
District of Columbia 2,220 3.06 10.20 $49.67 $103,320
Florida 2,050 0.23 0.78 $30.08 $62,580




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 2,220 3.06 10.20 $49.67 $103,320
Wyoming 190 0.69 2.31 $14.46 $30,070
New York 6,020 0.63 2.10 $43.34 $90,160
Montana 280 0.60 1.99 $16.46 $34,250
North Dakota 250 0.59 1.97 $22.49 $46,790




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 2,220 3.06 10.20 $49.67 $103,320
New York 6,020 0.63 2.10 $43.34 $90,160
Georgia 1,400 0.31 1.04 $33.07 $68,780
California 4,500 0.26 0.86 $32.63 $67,870
Alabama 840 0.42 1.41 $32.12 $66,810





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 5,760 0.60 1.99 $43.11 $89,670
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,860 0.90 2.99 $45.82 $95,300
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,220 0.36 1.18 $31.90 $66,340
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,010 0.37 1.22 $37.63 $78,260
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 970 0.21 0.69 $33.59 $69,860
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 940 0.38 1.26 $38.98 $81,080
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 630 0.24 0.80 $33.70 $70,100
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 600 0.31 1.02 $32.78 $68,190
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 600 0.22 0.72 $25.17 $52,350
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 600 0.28 0.94 $33.89 $70,500




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)
Beckley, WV 50 1.12 3.75 $20.46 $42,550
Missoula, MT 70 1.08 3.60 $16.52 $34,360
Wichita Falls, TX 60 1.05 3.49 $13.01 $27,050
Fargo, ND-MN 140 1.03 3.42 $25.37 $52,760
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,860 0.90 2.99 $45.82 $95,300
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 370 0.71 2.37 (8) (8)
Cheyenne, WY 30 0.70 2.34 $17.92 $37,270
Bloomington, IN 50 0.69 2.29 $27.25 $56,680
Columbus, GA-AL 80 0.68 2.26 $20.49 $42,620
Bismarck, ND 50 0.66 2.19 $18.95 $39,410