Information About Reporters And Correspondents

Training Requirements for Reporters And Correspondents

Reporters and correspondents need bachelor's degree.

Degrees for Reporters and correspondents
Training 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

Represents about 49,000 people in the United States.

Employment prospects are down Over the next 5 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.


Hourly Income

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

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
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.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
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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