News analysts, reporters, and journalists

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2019 Workforce
76.6k
Average Age
41
Average Salary
$63,582
Average Male Salary
$67,350
Average Female Salary
$59,472

About

News analysts, reporters, and journalists are most often employed by the Broadcasting (except internet) industry. The average yearly wage for News analysts, reporters, and journalists was $63,582 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to News analysts, reporters, and journalists by wage are Compensation, benefits, & job analysis specialists, Transportation inspectors, and Court reporters and simultaneous captioners.

The top 3 locations that employ the most News analysts, reporters, and journalists are District of Columbia (Central) PUMA, DC, District of Columbia (Northeast) PUMA, DC, and Greenpoint & Williamsburg PUMA, NY. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of News analysts, reporters, and journalists are District of Columbia (Northeast) PUMA, DC, Park Slope, Carroll Gardens & Red Hook PUMA, NY, and Crown Heights North & Prospect Heights PUMA, NY.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ News analysts, reporters, and journalists and on wages and locations for those in the field. Broadcasting (except internet) is the industry that employs the most News analysts, reporters, and journalists, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for News analysts, reporters, and journalists, by average wage, is Advertising, public relations & related services. News analysts, reporters, and journalists are paid most in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD but are relatively concentrated in District of Columbia (Northeast) PUMA, DC.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$63,582
AVERAGE SALARY
± $5,340

In 2019, News analysts, reporters, and journalists earned an average of $63,582, $8,058 more than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Court reporters and simultaneous captioners make somewhat more than News analysts, reporters, and journalists while Compensation, benefits, & job analysis specialists make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to News analysts, reporters, and journalists as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.441
WAGE GINI

In 2019, News analysts, reporters, and journalists had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.441, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for News analysts, reporters, and journalists (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for News analysts, reporters, and journalists.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of News analysts, reporters, and journalists

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

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing News analysts, reporters, and journalists, by number of employees, are Broadcasting (except internet), Newspaper publishers, and Independent artists, writers, and performers.

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Industries by Share

76.6k
2019 Workforce
± 6,794
14.4%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 11.3%

The number of people employed as News analysts, reporters, and journalists has been growing at a rate of 14.4%, from 66,956 people in 2018 to 76,619 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of News analysts, reporters, and journalists employed by various industries. Broadcasting (except internet) employs the largest share of News analysts, reporters, and journalists at  28.4%, followed by Newspaper publishers with 27.4% and Independent artists, writers, and performers with 10.2%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on News analysts, reporters, and journalists in the US. The average age of male News analysts, reporters, and journalists in the workforce is 43 and of female News analysts, reporters, and journalists is 38.8, and the most common race/ethnicity for News analysts, reporters, and journalists is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

40k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 4,908
36.7k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 4,700

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

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of News analysts, reporters, and journalists
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

73.2% of News analysts, reporters, and journalists are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 7.01% of News analysts, reporters, and journalists, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of News analysts, reporters, and journalists.

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Age by Gender

43
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.81
38.8
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.94

The median age of News analysts, reporters, and journalists is 41, and Male employees are generally 4.21 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

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

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