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Reporters and Correspondents in Arkansas

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$29,070 Median Salary
40 Job Openings
  • Reporters and Correspondents in Arkansas earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Reporters and Correspondents Work in Arkansas?

260 people worked as Reporters and Correspondents in 2018 in this state.

There were 310 Reporters and Correspondents employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 50 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Arkansas

Jobs for Reporters and Correspondents in this state are not projected to grow or decrease, which is better than what is projected nationwide which is a decrease of 10.1%.


Arkansas Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 40 annual job openings, and a total of 380 jobs for Arkansas 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 Arkansas?

In 2018 wages for Reporters and Correspondents ranged from $19,120 to $49,950 with $29,070 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $9.19 to $24.01. The median hourly rate was $13.98.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $12.95 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $1.03.

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


Top Arkansas 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
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 120 $35,800
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 80 $39,810
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 50 $28,680

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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