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Reporters and Correspondents in Pennsylvania

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

-20% Jobs Projection
$35,670 Median Salary
110 Job Openings

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

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

  • Reporters and Correspondents in Pennsylvania earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Reporters and Correspondents Work in Pennsylvania?

In Pennsylvania, there were 1,330 people working as Reporters and Correspondents in the year 2018.

There were 1,300 Reporters and Correspondents employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 30 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Pennsylvania

Jobs for Reporters and Correspondents in this state are declining at a rate of 20.2% which is a faster decline than the nationwide estimated projection of -10.1%.


Pennsylvania Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 110 annual job openings, and 1,300 total jobs in 2026 for Reporters and Correspondents in this state.

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

What do Reporters and Correspondents Make in Pennsylvania?

In 2018 wages for Reporters and Correspondents ranged from $21,600 to $63,460 with $35,670 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $10.38 to $30.51. The median hourly rate was $17.15.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $17.19 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $0.04.

The median salary in Pennsylvania is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top Pennsylvania 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
Pittsburgh, PA 370 $37,170
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 340 $42,190
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 110 $35,500
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 60 $36,570
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 60 $32,850

Top States for Reporters and Correspondents Employment

The table below shows the states 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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