News analysts, reporters & correspondents

Detailed Occupation

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2017 Workforce
70.9k
Average Age
39.8
Average Salary
$60,734
Average Male Salary
$63,992
Average Female Salary
$56,838

About

News analysts, reporters & correspondents are most often employed by the Newspaper publishers industry. The average yearly wage for News analysts, reporters & correspondents was $60,734 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to News analysts, reporters & correspondents by wage are Web developers (Legacy), Private detectives & investigators, and Other healthcare practitioners & technical Occupations.

The top 3 locations that employ the most News analysts, reporters & correspondents are District of Columbia (Central) PUMA, DC, Upper East Side PUMA, NY, and Hamilton Heights, Manhattanville & West Harlem PUMA, NY. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of News analysts, reporters & correspondents are District of Columbia (Central) PUMA, DC, Hamilton Heights, Manhattanville & West Harlem PUMA, NY, and District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC.

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 Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments. News analysts, reporters & correspondents are paid most in Somerset County (North & West) PUMA, NJ but are relatively concentrated in District of Columbia (Central) PUMA, DC.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$60,734
AVERAGE SALARY
± $6,141

In 2017, News analysts, reporters & correspondents earned an average of $60,734, $4,780 more than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Web developers (Legacy) make somewhat more than News analysts, reporters & correspondents while Private detectives & investigators 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

0.457
WAGE GINI

In 2015, News analysts, reporters & correspondents had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.457, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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

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

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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

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Industries by Share

70.9k
2017 Workforce
± 6,537
−0.236%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 13.1%

The number of people employed as News analysts, reporters & correspondents has been declining at a rate of −0.236%, from 71,087 people in 2016 to 70,919 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  36.5%, followed by Broadcasting (except internet) with 33.1% and Periodical, book, & directory publishers with 6.12%.

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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 41.4 and of female News analysts, reporters & correspondents is 37.9, and the most common race/ethnicity for News analysts, reporters & correspondents is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

38.6k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 4,824
32.3k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 4,412

54.5% of News analysts, reporters & correspondents are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of News analysts, reporters & correspondents.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of News analysts, reporters & correspondents
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

77.2% of News analysts, reporters & correspondents are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 7.02% of News analysts, reporters & correspondents, Black (Non-Hispanic) 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 Sex

41.4
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.86
37.9
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.95

The median age of News analysts, reporters & correspondents is 39.8, and Male employees are generally 3.54 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.

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