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How much does a News Reporter make in the United States?

Average News Reporter Hourly Wage in the United States

News Reporters earn a median hourly wage of $13.95. Hourly wages typically start from $8.39 and go up to $36.46.

Average News Reporter Yearly Salary in the United States

News Reporters earn a median salary of $29,020 per year. Salaries typically start from $17,450 and go up to $75,850.

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News Reporter Earnings by Seniority

Top End News Reporter Earnings

The highest earning News Reporters in the United States earn:

$36.46
an hour
$75,850
per year
Senior News Reporter Earnings

Senior News Reporters in the United States earn:

$21.48
an hour
$44,680
per year
Experienced News Reporter Earnings

Experienced News Reporters in the United States earn:

$13.95
an hour
$29,020
per year
Junior News Reporter Earnings

Junior News Reporters in the United States earn:

$9.62
an hour
$20,000
per year
Starting News Reporter Earnings

Starting News Reporters in the United States earn:

$8.39
an hour
$17,450
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Historical salary for News Reporters in the United States

News Reporter salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
News Reporter Salary in Massachusetts $17.07 $35,520 # 1
News Reporter Salary in Nevada $20.49 $42,610 # 2
News Reporter Salary in District of Columbia $25.26 $52,540 # 3
News Reporter Salary in California $17.12 $35,610 # 4
News Reporter Salary in Colorado $15.37 $31,960 # 5
News Reporter Salary in New Jersey $17.12 $35,600 # 6
News Reporter Salary in Minnesota $16.44 $34,190 # 7
News Reporter Salary in Oregon $16.13 $33,560 # 8
News Reporter Salary in Texas $16.63 $34,580 # 9
News Reporter Salary in Ohio $13.34 $27,740 # 10
News Reporter Salary in Illinois $15.77 $32,810 # 11
News Reporter Salary in Washington $15.09 $31,390 # 12
News Reporter Salary in Utah $16.94 $35,240 # 13
News Reporter Salary in Georgia $13.88 $28,860 # 14
News Reporter Salary in Maryland $18.02 $37,480 # 15
News Reporter Salary in North Carolina $11.60 $24,120 # 16
News Reporter Salary in Alaska $20.44 $42,500 # 17
News Reporter Salary in Pennsylvania $13.39 $27,850 # 18
News Reporter Salary in New York $17.56 $36,520 # 19
News Reporter Salary in Wisconsin $13.09 $27,230 # 20
News Reporter Salary in Louisiana $14.33 $29,800 # 21
News Reporter Salary in South Carolina $11.45 $23,810 # 22
News Reporter Salary in Florida $13.16 $27,370 # 23
News Reporter Salary in Connecticut $12.63 $26,280 # 24
News Reporter Salary in Virginia $14.02 $29,150 # 25
News Reporter Salary in Hawaii $14.30 $29,740 # 26
News Reporter Salary in Tennessee $10.85 $22,570 # 27
News Reporter Salary in Missouri $12.43 $25,850 # 28
News Reporter Salary in Michigan $12.28 $25,540 # 29
News Reporter Salary in New Hampshire $14.27 $29,680 # 30
News Reporter Salary in Vermont $13.16 $27,360 # 31
News Reporter Salary in Nebraska $13.37 $27,800 # 32
News Reporter Salary in Iowa $12.20 $25,380 # 33
News Reporter Salary in Kansas $11.35 $23,610 # 34
News Reporter Salary in Idaho $13.39 $27,850 # 35
News Reporter Salary in Oklahoma $10.21 $21,240 # 36
News Reporter Salary in Indiana $11.15 $23,180 # 37
News Reporter Salary in South Dakota $13.44 $27,960 # 38
News Reporter Salary in North Dakota $13.01 $27,050 # 39
News Reporter Salary in Montana $12.56 $26,120 # 40
News Reporter Salary in Arkansas $11.31 $23,530 # 41
News Reporter Salary in Alabama $9.52 $19,810 # 42
News Reporter Salary in West Virginia $10.57 $21,990 # 43
News Reporter Salary in Maine $12.03 $25,020 # 44
News Reporter Salary in Mississippi $9.53 $19,820 # 45
News Reporter Salary in Wyoming $11.52 $23,970 # 46
News Reporter Salary in New Mexico $9.44 $19,630 # 47
News Reporter Salary in Kentucky $9.56 $19,870 # 48
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

How to Become a News Reporter

Interested in becoming a News Reporter? Here are your next steps.

  1. Take the Sokanu Career Test

    Would you make a good news reporter? Sokanu's free assessment reveals how compatible you are with a career across 5 dimensions!

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  2. Get the Education

    • Delaware Technical Community College-Terry | Dover, DE
      Offers: Associates
    • Delaware State University | Dover, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Delaware | Newark, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Wesley College | Dover, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Wilmington University | New Castle, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
  3. Get Hired

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