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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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:

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)
39,080 2.3 % $ 30.40 $ 63,230 1.5 %

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

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 14.05 $ 16.95 $ 23.26 $ 37.14 $ 57.98
Annual Wage (2) $ 29,210 $ 35,250 $ 48,370 $ 77,260 $ 120,590


Industry profile for News Analysts, Reporters, and Journalists:

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)
Radio and Television Broadcasting 16,510 8.66 $ 32.92 $ 68,480
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 15,410 6.22 $ 23.78 $ 49,470
Other Information Services 3,630 1.00 $ 35.76 $ 74,370
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 1,000 2.10 $ 41.41 $ 86,120
Motion Picture and Video Industries 630 0.20 (8) (8)

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 16,510 8.66 $ 32.92 $ 68,480
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 15,410 6.22 $ 23.78 $ 49,470
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 1,000 2.10 $ 41.41 $ 86,120
Other Information Services 3,630 1.00 $ 35.76 $ 74,370
Motion Picture and Video Industries 630 0.20 (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)
Telecommunications 330 0.05 $ 45.75 $ 95,160
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 1,000 2.10 $ 41.41 $ 86,120
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (8) (8) $ 36.21 $ 75,310
Other Information Services 3,630 1.00 $ 35.76 $ 74,370
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services (8) (8) $ 34.37 $ 71,490


Geographic profile for News Analysts, Reporters, and Journalists:

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.



Map of employment of news analysts, reporters, and journalists by state, May 2021


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 5,170 0.60 2.15 $ 45.92 $ 95,510
California 3,740 0.23 0.82 $ 29.27 $ 60,880
Texas 2,640 0.22 0.78 $ 27.52 $ 57,240
Florida 2,250 0.26 0.94 $ 32.67 $ 67,940
Georgia 2,040 0.47 1.68 $ 37.31 $ 77,610


Map of location quotient of news analysts, reporters, and journalists by state, May 2021


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 1,510 2.29 8.25 $ 53.54 $ 111,360
Wyoming 160 0.63 2.25 $ 18.49 $ 38,460
Vermont 170 0.60 2.17 $ 21.11 $ 43,910
New York 5,170 0.60 2.15 $ 45.92 $ 95,510
Montana 260 0.55 1.97 $ 16.09 $ 33,460


Map of annual mean wages of news analysts, reporters, and journalists by state, May 2021


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 1,510 2.29 8.25 $ 53.54 $ 111,360
New York 5,170 0.60 2.15 $ 45.92 $ 95,510
Connecticut 380 0.24 0.87 $ 39.46 $ 82,080
Georgia 2,040 0.47 1.68 $ 37.31 $ 77,610
New Jersey 420 0.11 0.40 $ 36.59 $ 76,110



Map of employment of news analysts, reporters, and journalists by area, May 2021


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 4,750 0.55 1.97 $ 48.49 $ 100,870
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,130 0.73 2.62 $ 47.41 $ 98,600
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,060 0.36 1.30 $ 29.34 $ 61,030
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,630 0.63 2.27 $ 40.26 $ 83,740
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 840 0.34 1.23 $ 35.54 $ 73,920
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 710 0.17 0.61 $ 26.61 $ 55,340
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 600 0.23 0.81 $ 20.33 $ 42,290
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 590 0.20 0.73 $ 31.32 $ 65,150
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 580 0.16 0.58 $ 31.17 $ 64,840
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 540 0.25 0.92 $ 28.71 $ 59,710


Map of location quotient of news analysts, reporters, and journalists by area, May 2021


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)
Terre Haute, IN 50 0.80 2.88 $ 21.94 $ 45,640
Bangor, ME 50 0.78 2.81 $ 19.47 $ 40,500
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,130 0.73 2.62 $ 47.41 $ 98,600
Rapid City, SD 40 0.68 2.44 $ 18.68 $ 38,850
Lincoln, NE 110 0.64 2.29 $ 16.20 $ 33,690
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,630 0.63 2.27 $ 40.26 $ 83,740
Dothan, AL 30 0.59 2.12 $ 16.61 $ 34,540
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 140 0.57 2.07 $ 25.03 $ 52,060
Waco, TX 70 0.56 2.02 $ 26.18 $ 54,450
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 4,750 0.55 1.97 $ 48.49 $ 100,870


Map of annual mean wages of news analysts, reporters, and journalists by area, May 2021


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)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 4,750 0.55 1.97 $ 48.49 $ 100,870
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 170 0.32 1.15 $ 48.32 $ 100,510
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,130 0.73 2.62 $ 47.41 $ 98,600
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 370 0.25 0.92 $ 41.89 $ 87,120
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,630 0.63 2.27 $ 40.26 $ 83,740
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 90 0.08 0.29 $ 37.56 $ 78,130
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 150 0.16 0.59 $ 37.17 $ 77,320
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 340 0.29 1.04 $ 36.82 $ 76,580
Salt Lake City, UT 250 0.34 1.22 $ 36.47 $ 75,860
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 220 0.20 0.71 $ 35.63 $ 74,120

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)
South Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 120 0.82 2.97 $ 15.24 $ 31,700
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.22 0.80 $ 17.67 $ 36,760
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 80 0.61 2.22 $ 15.14 $ 31,500
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 80 0.25 0.90 $ 17.73 $ 36,870
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 70 0.46 1.65 $ 17.44 $ 36,270

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)
South Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 120 0.82 2.97 $ 15.24 $ 31,700
Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 70 0.74 2.67 $ 18.77 $ 39,040
East-Central Montana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.71 2.58 $ 14.93 $ 31,050
Eastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 50 0.65 2.36 $ 17.60 $ 36,600
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 80 0.61 2.22 $ 15.14 $ 31,500

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)
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 40 0.43 1.54 $ 23.64 $ 49,160
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.30 1.08 $ 20.46 $ 42,550
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 40 0.48 1.71 $ 19.97 $ 41,540
Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 30 0.55 1.98 $ 19.44 $ 40,430
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.20 0.73 $ 18.98 $ 39,480


About May 2021 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.

(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 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022