Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, 2002

27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents

This broad occupation includes the following two detailed occupations:

27-3021 Broadcast News Analysts
Analyze, interpret, and broadcast news received from various sources.

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. Exclude "Broadcast News Analysts" (27-3021).

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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)
61,100 2.4 % $18.83 $39,160 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.47 $10.74 $14.67 $22.68 $33.39
Annual Wage (2) $17,620 $22,350 $30,510 $47,170 $69,450

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Newspaper, book, and directory publishers 39,090 $17.18 $35,740 1 10
Radio and television broadcasting 16,890 $22.24 $46,260 2 5
Other information services 1,310 $19.28 $40,110 3 6
Cable and other subscription programming 940 $24.54 $51,050 4 2
Management of companies and enterprises 670 $22.92 $47,680 5 3

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Independent artists, writers, and performers 40 $46.36 $96,430 14 1
Cable and other subscription programming 940 $24.54 $51,050 4 2
Management of companies and enterprises 670 $22.92 $47,680 5 3
Internet publishing and broadcasting 100 $22.82 $47,460 10 4
Radio and television broadcasting 16,890 $22.24 $46,260 2 5

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Montana 650 $12.96 $26,960 0.166% 330
District of Columbia 950 $28.96 $60,230 0.160% 104
Alaska 340 $18.18 $37,820 0.119% 250
North Dakota 250 $12.66 $26,330 0.080% 301
West Virginia 520 $11.71 $24,350 0.076% 397

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
District of Columbia 950 $28.96 $60,230 0.160% 104
New York 5,230 $24.84 $51,670 0.063% 205
California 5,120 $24.03 $49,990 0.035% 237
Hawaii 350 $23.16 $48,170 0.064% 144
Washington 1,130 $22.51 $46,810 0.044% 228

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Florence, SC MSA 130 $14.49 $30,140 0.209%
Pocatello, ID MSA 50 $15.55 $32,340 0.159%
Anchorage, AK MSA 210 $20.74 $43,130 0.153%
Scranton—Wilkes-Barre—Hazleton, PA MSA 300 $16.72 $34,780 0.111%
Jersey City, NJ PMSA 270 $19.41 $40,380 0.111%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Denver, CO PMSA 490 $30.62 $63,690 0.043%
San Diego, CA MSA 360 $29.59 $61,550 0.029%
Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA PMSA 1,680 $28.50 $59,270 0.042%
Nassau-Suffolk, NY PMSA 550 $28.43 $59,130 0.046%
Detroit, MI PMSA 700 $27.91 $58,050 0.035%

About 2002 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Data for detailed occupations does not sum to the totals because the totals include data for occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

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Last Modified Date: November 26, 2003

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