Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2003

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)
60,230 2.4 % $19.27 $40,090 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.61 $10.81 $15.02 $23.56 $34.38
Annual Wage (2) $17,900 $22,490 $31,240 $49,010 $71,520

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
Radio and television broadcasting 16,350 $23.29 $48,450 1 6
Other information services 990 $19.36 $40,260 2 10
Cable and other subscription programming 720 $26.17 $54,430 3 3
Management of companies and enterprises 610 $23.37 $48,620 4 4
Advertising and related services 220 $19.36 $40,280 5 9

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Independent artists, writers, and performers 80 $34.80 $72,390 10 1
Internet publishing and broadcasting 110 $26.92 $55,990 9 2
Cable and other subscription programming 720 $26.17 $54,430 3 3
Management of companies and enterprises 610 $23.37 $48,620 4 4
Securities and commodity exchanges 120 $23.30 $48,460 8 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 $13.10 $27,240 0.164% 364
District of Columbia 920 $24.86 $51,710 0.155% 174
North Dakota 270 $11.92 $24,800 0.086% 364
Alaska 250 $17.47 $36,330 0.086% 295
West Virginia 550 $11.72 $24,370 0.081% 438

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
New York 5,040 $26.77 $55,690 0.061% 191
California 5,060 $25.55 $53,140 0.035% 239
District of Columbia 920 $24.86 $51,710 0.155% 174
Colorado 1,190 $23.54 $48,970 0.056% 184
Washington 1,140 $23.11 $48,070 0.045% 243

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
Wheeling, WV-OH MSA 100 $18.54 $38,570 0.164%
Pocatello, ID MSA 40 $15.69 $32,630 0.128%
Elmira, NY MSA 50 $18.92 $39,350 0.128%
Abilene, TX MSA 60 $14.20 $29,530 0.112%
Sioux Falls, SD MSA 120 $15.48 $32,190 0.107%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
San Diego, CA MSA 350 $33.89 $70,500 0.028%
Denver, CO PMSA 520 $32.41 $67,420 0.046%
Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA PMSA 1,570 $30.52 $63,490 0.039%
Nassau-Suffolk, NY PMSA 520 $29.62 $61,620 0.043%
New York, NY PMSA 3,100 $29.09 $60,500 0.078%

About May 2003 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) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include 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: May 7, 2004

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