Training Requirements for Reporters And Correspondents

Reporters and correspondents need a bachelor's degree.

Degrees for Reporters and correspondents
Percent
Less than High School 0.6
High School 2.5
Some College 7.7
Associates Degree 4.1
Bachelors Degree 63.7
Masters Degree 18.7
Doctorate or Professional Degree 2.6

Employment Outlook for Reporters And Correspondents

This represents about 49,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 4,000 less reporters and correspondents but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 15,000 more.

Typical Income for Reporters And Correspondents

Hourly Income

On average,reporters and correspondents make $23.93 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Reporters and correspondents $10.63 $13.43 $18.18 $28.87 $41.64
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations $10.20 $14.69 $22.69 $34.33 $49.69
Media and communication workers $12.88 $18.20 $26.34 $37.17 $50.89
News analysts, reporters and correspondents $10.77 $13.62 $18.69 $30.41 $45.48
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, reporters and correspondents make $49,770 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Reporters and correspondents $22,120 $27,940 $37,820 $60,060 $86,610
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations $21,210 $30,560 $47,190 $71,410 $103,360
Media and communication workers $26,800 $37,860 $54,780 $77,310 $105,850
News analysts, reporters and correspondents $22,390 $28,340 $38,870 $63,250 $94,590
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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