Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
40,090 2.6 % $23.93 $49,770 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.63 $13.43 $18.18 $28.87 $41.64
Annual Wage (2) $22,120 $27,940 $37,820 $60,060 $86,610


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 22,880 6.05 $20.40 $42,440
Radio and Television Broadcasting 11,220 5.11 $27.59 $57,380
Other Information Services 4,200 1.64 $32.26 $67,100
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 320 0.57 $29.14 $60,620
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 220 0.01 $21.59 $44,910

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 22,880 6.05 $20.40 $42,440
Radio and Television Broadcasting 11,220 5.11 $27.59 $57,380
Other Information Services 4,200 1.64 $32.26 $67,100
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 320 0.57 $29.14 $60,620
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 30 0.06 $22.06 $45,890

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Information Services 4,200 1.64 $32.26 $67,100
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services (8) (8) $30.91 $64,280
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 320 0.57 $29.14 $60,620
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 70 0.02 $29.02 $60,360
Management of Companies and Enterprises 190 0.01 $28.25 $58,760


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 4,050 0.45 1.56 $34.69 $72,150
California 3,490 0.22 0.76 $25.22 $52,470
District of Columbia 2,390 3.41 11.94 $41.48 $86,270
Florida 2,270 0.28 0.97 $21.20 $44,090
Texas 1,890 0.16 0.56 $17.62 $36,650




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 2,390 3.41 11.94 $41.48 $86,270
Wyoming 190 0.71 2.47 $13.33 $27,730
South Dakota 250 0.61 2.13 $14.52 $30,190
North Dakota 240 0.57 1.99 $14.04 $29,210
Montana 250 0.55 1.93 $14.83 $30,840




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 2,390 3.41 11.94 $41.48 $86,270
New York 4,050 0.45 1.56 $34.69 $72,150
Georgia 980 0.23 0.82 $31.43 $65,370
Maryland 410 0.15 0.54 $31.25 $65,010
Alaska 120 0.36 1.25 $30.12 $62,650





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 3,610 0.55 1.92 $36.98 $76,920
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,880 1.16 4.05 $38.71 $80,510
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,510 0.36 1.25 $26.58 $55,280
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 870 0.24 0.84 $23.97 $49,850
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 690 0.38 1.34 $32.20 $66,970
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 570 0.22 0.78 $32.34 $67,260
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 490 0.26 0.91 $28.90 $60,110
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 450 0.23 0.82 $28.61 $59,510
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 420 0.35 1.22 $18.36 $38,190
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 400 0.38 1.31 $26.92 $55,990




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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,880 1.16 4.05 $38.71 $80,510
Casper, WY 40 1.01 3.55 $13.94 $29,000
Charleston, WV 100 0.90 3.15 $18.16 $37,780
Bismarck, ND 70 0.89 3.10 $17.12 $35,620
Abilene, TX 60 0.86 3.01 $17.00 $35,350
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 210 0.85 2.99 $18.46 $38,400
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 30 0.69 2.42 $20.18 $41,980
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 230 0.66 2.32 $25.61 $53,260
Albany, GA 40 0.64 2.23 $15.18 $31,580
Mansfield, OH 30 0.62 2.16 $13.55 $28,180