Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

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)
43,630 2.3 % $21.33 $44,360 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.96 $12.74 $17.11 $25.61 $37.19
Annual Wage (2) $20,710 $26,500 $35,600 $53,270 $77,360


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 27,420 6.25 $19.35 $40,240
Radio and Television Broadcasting 10,370 4.84 $23.13 $48,110
Other Information Services 3,910 2.08 $27.80 $57,830
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 670 0.92 $25.62 $53,300
Management of Companies and Enterprises 270 0.01 $23.11 $48,060

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 27,420 6.25 $19.35 $40,240
Radio and Television Broadcasting 10,370 4.84 $23.13 $48,110
Other Information Services 3,910 2.08 $27.80 $57,830
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 670 0.92 $25.62 $53,300
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 110 0.22 $28.37 $59,010

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Social Advocacy Organizations 90 0.05 $37.34 $77,660
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 110 0.22 $28.37 $59,010
Other Information Services 3,910 2.08 $27.80 $57,830
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 670 0.92 $25.62 $53,300
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 230 0.01 $23.90 $49,710


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 4,590 0.31 0.95 $23.64 $49,170
New York 4,430 0.51 1.56 $26.36 $54,820
Florida 2,410 0.32 0.98 $21.56 $44,840
Texas 2,290 0.21 0.64 $19.41 $40,370
District of Columbia 2,070 3.11 9.46 $34.89 $72,580




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 2,070 3.11 9.46 $34.89 $72,580
Iowa 1,330 0.89 2.71 $14.64 $30,440
Wyoming 220 0.78 2.36 $14.17 $29,460
South Dakota 300 0.75 2.29 $13.48 $28,040
North Dakota 300 0.72 2.19 $17.44 $36,260




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 2,070 3.11 9.46 $34.89 $72,580
Hawaii 180 0.30 0.92 $26.91 $55,980
Rhode Island 150 0.33 1.00 $26.89 $55,920
New York 4,430 0.51 1.56 $26.36 $54,820
Georgia 1,060 0.27 0.83 $25.85 $53,770





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,120 0.59 1.81 $28.58 $59,440
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,310 0.97 2.96 $33.56 $69,790
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,430 0.36 1.09 $22.92 $47,660
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,160 0.31 0.95 $23.64 $49,170
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,100 1.06 3.21 $25.43 $52,890
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 750 0.43 1.30 $25.22 $52,460
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 660 0.29 0.87 $31.51 $65,550
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 570 0.46 1.39 $24.93 $51,860
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 510 0.29 0.87 $23.54 $48,950
Salt Lake City, UT 470 0.73 2.23 $21.83 $45,410




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Lincoln, NE 240 1.47 4.47 $10.71 $22,280
Charlottesville, VA 140 1.47 4.46 $18.79 $39,080
Steubenville-Weirton, OH-WV 40 1.12 3.39 $15.64 $32,530
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 370 1.10 3.36 $15.39 $32,010
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,100 1.06 3.21 $25.43 $52,890
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,310 0.97 2.96 $33.56 $69,790
Missoula, MT 50 0.95 2.89 $14.97 $31,130
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 170 0.92 2.78 $14.73 $30,630
Gainesville, FL 110 0.89 2.72 $12.42 $25,830
Iowa City, IA 70 0.83 2.53 $10.54 $21,920