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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

27-3023 News Analysts, Reporters, and Journalists

Narrate or write news stories, reviews, or commentary for print, broadcast, or other communications media such as newspapers, magazines, radio, or television. May collect and analyze information through interview, investigation, or observation.


National estimates for News Analysts, Reporters, and Journalists
Industry profile for News Analysts, Reporters, and Journalists
Geographic profile for News Analysts, Reporters, and Journalists

National estimates for News Analysts, Reporters, and Journalists: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for News Analysts, Reporters, and Journalists:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
41,580 3.7 % $ 31.73 $ 66,000 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for News Analysts, Reporters, and Journalists:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 12.26 $ 15.46 $ 23.70 $ 38.92 $ 61.24
Annual Wage (2) $ 25,510 $ 32,160 $ 49,300 $ 80,950 $ 127,370


Industry profile for News Analysts, Reporters, and Journalists: Top

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in News Analysts, Reporters, and Journalists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 16,890 6.17 $ 25.68 $ 53,410
Radio and Television Broadcasting 16,700 8.22 $ 35.04 $ 72,880
Other Information Services 4,850 1.40 $ 36.73 $ 76,400
Motion Picture and Video Industries 1,080 0.33 (8) (8)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 640 0.02 $ 28.13 $ 58,510

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in News Analysts, Reporters, and Journalists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Radio and Television Broadcasting 16,700 8.22 $ 35.04 $ 72,880
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 16,890 6.17 $ 25.68 $ 53,410
Other Information Services 4,850 1.40 $ 36.73 $ 76,400
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 490 0.97 (8) (8)
Motion Picture and Video Industries 1,080 0.33 (8) (8)

Top paying industries for News Analysts, Reporters, and Journalists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grantmaking and Giving Services (8) (8) $ 54.07 $ 112,470
Telecommunications (8) (8) $ 42.19 $ 87,750
Other Information Services 4,850 1.40 $ 36.73 $ 76,400
Radio and Television Broadcasting 16,700 8.22 $ 35.04 $ 72,880
Employment Services 70 (7) $ 34.35 $ 71,450


Geographic profile for News Analysts, Reporters, and Journalists: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in News Analysts, Reporters, and Journalists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 5,790 0.67 2.23 $ 43.48 $ 90,450
California 4,100 0.25 0.83 $ 35.57 $ 73,990
Texas 2,420 0.20 0.67 $ 27.50 $ 57,210
District of Columbia 2,090 3.03 10.15 $ 55.76 $ 115,980
Florida 1,900 0.23 0.75 $ 30.48 $ 63,390




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in News Analysts, Reporters, and Journalists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 2,090 3.03 10.15 $ 55.76 $ 115,980
Wyoming 180 0.68 2.28 $ 15.56 $ 32,360
Vermont 190 0.67 2.25 (8) (8)
New York 5,790 0.67 2.23 $ 43.48 $ 90,450
Montana 270 0.60 2.02 $ 15.64 $ 32,540




Top paying states for News Analysts, Reporters, and Journalists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 2,090 3.03 10.15 $ 55.76 $ 115,980
New York 5,790 0.67 2.23 $ 43.48 $ 90,450
Georgia 1,440 0.33 1.12 $ 35.71 $ 74,270
California 4,100 0.25 0.83 $ 35.57 $ 73,990
Virginia 830 0.22 0.75 $ 32.28 $ 67,140





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in News Analysts, Reporters, and Journalists:

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 5,940 0.67 2.25 $ 44.32 $ 92,190
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,590 0.86 2.87 $ 51.24 $ 106,590
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,830 0.31 1.05 $ 34.26 $ 71,260
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,090 0.41 1.39 $ 39.52 $ 82,200
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,070 0.25 0.82 $ 32.49 $ 67,570
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 660 0.18 0.61 $ 35.98 $ 74,840
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 600 0.32 1.08 $ 36.60 $ 76,140
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 530 0.20 0.66 $ 26.72 $ 55,570
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 520 0.20 0.67 $ 25.01 $ 52,020
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 500 0.20 0.67 $ 35.21 $ 73,240




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in News Analysts, Reporters, and Journalists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Lincoln, NE 200 1.17 3.90 (8) (8)
Casper, WY 40 1.07 3.58 $ 12.75 $ 26,510
Beckley, WV 40 1.06 3.54 $ 20.46 $ 42,550
Fargo, ND-MN 130 0.97 3.26 $ 28.20 $ 58,660
Wichita Falls, TX 50 0.92 3.08 $ 14.73 $ 30,640
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,590 0.86 2.87 $ 51.24 $ 106,590
Missoula, MT 50 0.84 2.81 $ 17.39 $ 36,170
Duluth, MN-WI 90 0.76 2.53 $ 24.48 $ 50,920
Pueblo, CO 40 0.73 2.43 $ 22.87 $ 47,560
Portland-South Portland, ME 140 0.70 2.33 $ 24.65 $ 51,260




Top paying metropolitan areas for News Analysts, Reporters, and Journalists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,590 0.86 2.87 $ 51.24 $ 106,590
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 5,940 0.67 2.25 $ 44.32 $ 92,190
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 320 0.22 0.73 $ 42.10 $ 87,570
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 39.67 $ 82,520
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,090 0.41 1.39 $ 39.52 $ 82,200
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 480 0.24 0.82 $ 38.52 $ 80,120
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 330 0.32 1.09 $ 38.33 $ 79,720
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 330 0.24 0.79 $ 38.20 $ 79,450
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 330 0.34 1.13 $ 38.12 $ 79,290
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 600 0.32 1.08 $ 36.60 $ 76,140

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in News Analysts, Reporters, and Journalists:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 170 0.88 2.94 (8) (8)
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 130 1.18 3.95 $ 13.55 $ 28,170
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 100 0.63 2.12 $ 18.80 $ 39,100
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 100 0.49 1.63 $ 14.83 $ 30,850
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.24 0.79 $ 16.65 $ 34,640

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in News Analysts, Reporters, and Journalists:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 130 1.18 3.95 $ 13.55 $ 28,170
Eastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 70 0.90 3.03 $ 15.60 $ 32,440
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 170 0.88 2.94 (8) (8)
East-Central Montana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.84 2.82 $ 12.36 $ 25,710
Eastern and Southern Colorado nonmetropolitan area 50 0.81 2.71 $ 12.78 $ 26,590

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for News Analysts, Reporters, and Journalists:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 30 0.34 1.14 $ 30.30 $ 63,030
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 70 0.49 1.65 $ 20.07 $ 41,750
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 70 0.67 2.26 $ 19.90 $ 41,390
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 90 0.64 2.15 $ 19.14 $ 39,820
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 100 0.63 2.12 $ 18.80 $ 39,100


About May 2020 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021