Information About Reporters And Correspondents

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Training

Reporters and correspondents need bachelor's degree.

Degrees for Reporters and correspondents
Training for Reporters And Correspondents
Percent
Less than High School 0.2
High School 3.2
Some College 9.8
Associates Degree 3.6
Bachelors Degree 59.8
Masters Degree 21.1
Doctorate or Professional Degree 2.3

Employment

Represents about 61,000 people in the United States- 19.3% of which are self-employed

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 16,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, reporters and correspondents make $20.98 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Reporters and correspondents $9.62 $12.30 $16.70 $24.50 $36.20
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations $9.38 $13.70 $20.90 $31.70 $45.40
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, reporters and correspondents make $43,640 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Reporters and correspondents $20,000 $25,720 $34,870 $51,050 $75,420
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations $19,520 $28,640 $43,640 $66,080 $94,470
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

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

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