News analysts, reporters & correspondents

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Total Workforce

66.5k

Average Age

40.4

Average Salary

$57,413

Average Male Salary

$60,421

Average Female Salary

$54,122

About

News analysts, reporters & correspondents are most often employed by the Newspaper publishers industry. The average yearly wage for News analysts, reporters & correspondents was $57,413 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to News analysts, reporters & correspondents by wage are Conservation scientists & foresters, Aircraft mechanics & service technicians, and Tax examiners & collectors, & revenue agents.

The top 3 locations that employ the most News analysts, reporters & correspondents are District of Columbia (Central) PUMA, DC, Alexandria City PUMA, VA, and Brooklyn Heights & Fort Greene PUMA, NY. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of News analysts, reporters & correspondents are Brooklyn Heights & Fort Greene PUMA, NY, District of Columbia (Northeast) PUMA, DC, and Alexandria City PUMA, VA.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ News analysts, reporters & correspondents and on wages and locations for those in the field. Newspaper publishers is the industry that employs the most News analysts, reporters & correspondents, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for News analysts, reporters & correspondents, by average wage, is Periodical, book, & directory publishers. News analysts, reporters & correspondents are paid most in District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC but are relatively concentrated in Brooklyn Heights & Fort Greene PUMA, NY.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$57,413

AVERAGE SALARY

± $5,814

In 2017, News analysts, reporters & correspondents earned an average of $57,413, $5,348 more than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Conservation scientists & foresters make somewhat more than News analysts, reporters & correspondents while Aircraft mechanics & service technicians make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to News analysts, reporters & correspondents as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.44

WAGE GINI

In 2017, News analysts, reporters & correspondents had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.44, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for News analysts, reporters & correspondents (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of News analysts, reporters & correspondents

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of News analysts, reporters & correspondents.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing News analysts, reporters & correspondents, by number of employees, are Newspaper publishers, Broadcasting (except internet), and Other information services, except libraries & archives, & internet publishing & broadcasting & web search portals.

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Industries by Share

66.5k

2017 Workforce

± 6,328

-113%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 14.8%

The number of people employed as News analysts, reporters & correspondents has been declining at a rate of -113%, from 74,955 people in 2016 to 66,455 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of News analysts, reporters & correspondents employed by various industries. Newspaper publishers employs the largest share of News analysts, reporters & correspondents at  39.3%, followed by Broadcasting (except internet) with 35.4% and Other information services, except libraries & archives, & internet publishing & broadcasting & web search portals with 5.83%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on News analysts, reporters & correspondents in the US. The average age of male News analysts, reporters & correspondents in the workforce is 41.5 and of female News analysts, reporters & correspondents is 39.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for News analysts, reporters & correspondents is White.

Gender Composition

34.7k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 4,574

31.7k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 4,373

52.2% of News analysts, reporters & correspondents are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of News analysts, reporters & correspondents.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of News analysts, reporters & correspondents

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Asian

83.3% of News analysts, reporters & correspondents are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 6.69% of News analysts, reporters & correspondents, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of News analysts, reporters & correspondents.

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Age by Gender

41.5

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 2.15

39.3

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 2.12

The median age of News analysts, reporters & correspondents is 40.4, and Male employees are generally 2.17 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for News analysts, reporters & correspondents from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for News analysts, reporters & correspondents is Communications but a relatively high number of News analysts, reporters & correspondents hold a major in Communications.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for News analysts, reporters & correspondents from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. News analysts, reporters & correspondents need many skills, but most especially Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that News analysts, reporters & correspondents need more than the average amount of Speaking, Writing, and Social Perceptiveness.

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