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Reporters and Correspondents in New York

Is New York a good place for you to work as a Reporter or Correspondent?

-4% Jobs Projection
$62,140 Median Salary
380 Job Openings

While jobs for Reporters and Correspondents in New York are decreasing, those who do work in these jobs get paid higher than average.

  • Employment for Reporters and Correspondents in New York is expected to decrease.

  • Reporters and Correspondents in New York earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Reporters and Correspondents Work in New York?

In 2018, there were 4,540 Reporters and Correspondents working in the state.

There were 4,240 Reporters and Correspondents employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 300 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 485 Reporters and Correspondents working in it, which means New York has more Reporters and Correspondents than average.


Job Projections for New York

Jobs for Reporters and Correspondents in this state are declining at a rate of 4.1% which is a slower decline than the nationwide estimated projection of %.


New York Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 380 annual job openings, and a total of 4,010 jobs for New York Reporters and Correspondents in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 3,700 annual jobs and 40,200 total jobs in 2026.

What do Reporters and Correspondents Make in New York?

In 2018 wages for Reporters and Correspondents ranged from $31,820 to $155,180 with $62,140 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $15.3 to $74.61. The median hourly rate was $29.88.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $30.31 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $0.43.

The median salary in New York is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top New York Metros for Reporters and Correspondents

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Reporters and Correspondents.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 4,400 $64,060
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 120 $55,320
Rochester, NY 100 $49,560
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 80 n/a
Syracuse, NY 50 $46,180
Utica-Rome, NY 40 $34,980

Top States for Reporters and Correspondents Employment

View the list below to see where most Reporters and Correspondents work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
New York 4,540 $62,140
California 3,430 $49,180
Texas 2,210 $36,610
Florida 1,740 $45,480
District of Columbia 1,610 $93,790
Pennsylvania 1,330 $35,670
Illinois 1,260 $40,710
Georgia 1,230 $45,140
Michigan 1,190 $36,890
Ohio 1,130 $34,430
Massachusetts 1,050 $44,060
Minnesota 1,020 $38,110
North Carolina 930 $33,990
Indiana 820 $37,920
Kentucky 740 $36,410
Virginia 740 $39,520
Arizona 680 $47,030
Wisconsin 630 $31,020
Missouri 590 $37,980
New Jersey 590 $52,560

Below are the states where Reporters and Correspondents get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $93,790
New York $62,140
New Jersey $52,560
Louisiana $50,070
California $49,180
Arizona $47,030
Washington $46,310
Florida $45,480
Georgia $45,140
Alaska $44,200

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