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Reporters and Correspondents in Tennessee

Want to work in Tennessee as a Reporter or Correspondent? Read this first!

-9% Jobs Projection
$29,200 Median Salary
70 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Reporters and Correspondents Work in Tennessee?

In 2018, there were 530 Reporters and Correspondents working in the state.

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

That’s a decline of 40 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Tennessee

Jobs for Reporters and Correspondents in this state are declining at a rate of 8.8% which is a slower decline than the nationwide estimated projection of %.


Tennessee Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 70 annual Reporters and Correspondents job openings in Tennessee, and 730 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 Tennessee?

In 2018 wages for Reporters and Correspondents ranged from $19,060 to $62,770 with $29,200 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $9.17 to $30.18. The median hourly rate was $14.04.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $12.86 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $1.18.

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


Top Tennessee 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
Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin, TN 150 $33,120
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 120 $35,800
Knoxville, TN 90 $29,570
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 30 n/a

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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