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Reporters and Correspondents in California

Considering a career as a Reporter or Correspondent in California?

2.6% Jobs Projection
$49,180 Median Salary
390 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Reporters and Correspondents in California are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Reporters and Correspondents in California is growing slower than average.

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

How Many Reporters and Correspondents Work in California?

In California, there were 3,430 people working as Reporters and Correspondents in the year 2018.

There were 3,570 Reporters and Correspondents employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 140 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for California

Jobs for Reporters and Correspondents in this state are growing at a rate of 2.6% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of -10.1%.


California Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 390 annual Reporters and Correspondents job openings in California, and 4,000 total jobs in the year 2026.

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

What do Reporters and Correspondents Make in California?

In 2018 wages for Reporters and Correspondents ranged from $27,730 to $126,870 with $49,180 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $13.33 to $61. The median hourly rate was $23.65.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $21.4 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $2.25.

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


Top California 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
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,460 $49,690
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 840 n/a
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 200 $62,460
Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade, CA 160 $43,510
Fresno, CA 120 $39,090
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 90 $40,400
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 70 n/a
Salinas, CA 50 n/a

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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