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Reporters and Correspondents in Wisconsin

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-22% Jobs Projection
$31,020 Median Salary
70 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Reporters and Correspondents Work in Wisconsin?

In Wisconsin, there were 630 people working as Reporters and Correspondents in the year 2018.

There were 870 Reporters and Correspondents employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 240 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Wisconsin

Jobs for Reporters and Correspondents in this state are declining at a rate of 21.6% which is a faster decline than the nationwide estimated projection of -10.1%.


Wisconsin Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 70 annual job openings, and 800 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 Wisconsin?

In 2018 wages for Reporters and Correspondents ranged from $20,770 to $50,810 with $31,020 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $9.99 to $24.43. The median hourly rate was $14.91.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $15.93 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $1.02.

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


Top Wisconsin 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
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 850 $50,040
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 620 $51,190
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 220 $33,720
Madison, WI 90 $33,400

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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