Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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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)
37,140 2.4 % $26.70 $55,530 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.30 $14.30 $19.84 $32.06 $48.53
Annual Wage (2) $23,490 $29,730 $41,260 $66,680 $100,930


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 19,530 5.88 $22.38 $46,550
Radio and Television Broadcasting 11,680 5.39 $31.16 $64,820
Other Information Services 3,860 1.30 $31.38 $65,280
Motion Picture and Video Industries 500 0.12 (8) (8)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 340 0.01 $25.79 $53,630

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 19,530 5.88 $22.38 $46,550
Radio and Television Broadcasting 11,680 5.39 $31.16 $64,820
Other Information Services 3,860 1.30 $31.38 $65,280
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 260 0.48 $33.91 $70,540
Motion Picture and Video Industries 500 0.12 (8) (8)

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 260 0.48 $33.91 $70,540
Other Information Services 3,860 1.30 $31.38 $65,280
Radio and Television Broadcasting 11,680 5.39 $31.16 $64,820
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 90 0.02 $30.12 $62,640
Employment Services 100 (7) $27.21 $56,590


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 4,540 0.48 1.89 $39.39 $81,930
California 3,430 0.20 0.79 $32.61 $67,820
Texas 2,210 0.18 0.71 $22.07 $45,910
Florida 1,740 0.20 0.79 $25.87 $53,810
District of Columbia 1,610 2.26 8.79 $48.34 $100,550




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 1,610 2.26 8.79 $48.34 $100,550
Montana 290 0.62 2.41 $14.07 $29,270
North Dakota 250 0.60 2.33 $21.03 $43,740
Wyoming 160 0.58 2.26 $14.86 $30,900
South Dakota 220 0.53 2.05 $15.57 $32,390




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 1,610 2.26 8.79 $48.34 $100,550
New York 4,540 0.48 1.89 $39.39 $81,930
California 3,430 0.20 0.79 $32.61 $67,820
Arizona 680 0.24 0.95 $29.52 $61,400
New Jersey 590 0.15 0.57 $29.42 $61,180





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 4,400 0.46 1.80 $39.41 $81,980
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,120 0.68 2.64 $42.69 $88,790
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,460 0.24 0.93 $31.94 $66,430
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 850 0.18 0.72 $30.34 $63,110
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 840 0.35 1.36 (8) (8)
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 830 0.30 1.18 $26.84 $55,820
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 800 0.30 1.17 $27.43 $57,050
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 620 0.31 1.23 $29.48 $61,320
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 570 0.22 0.85 $29.72 $61,810
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 510 0.26 1.00 $24.95 $51,900




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)
Missoula, MT 70 1.14 4.44 $15.81 $32,890
Great Falls, MT 30 0.97 3.79 $20.14 $41,890
Bismarck, ND 50 0.73 2.85 $16.62 $34,580
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 150 0.71 2.76 $20.52 $42,670
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,120 0.68 2.64 $42.69 $88,790
Springfield, IL 70 0.64 2.51 $19.62 $40,810
Charlottesville, VA 70 0.61 2.39 $21.20 $44,090
Portland-South Portland, ME 120 0.57 2.22 $23.12 $48,080
Albany, GA 30 0.57 2.22 $13.43 $27,930
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 70 0.56 2.18 $18.88 $39,270