News analysts, reporters, and journalists

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Total Workforce

67k

Average Age

40.6

Average Salary

$68,618

Average Male Salary

$75,511

Average Female Salary

$60,124

About

News analysts, reporters, and journalists are most often employed by the Broadcasting (except internet) industry. The average yearly wage for News analysts, reporters, and journalists was $68,618 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to News analysts, reporters, and journalists by wage are Landscape architects, Firstline supervisors of mechanics, installers, & repairers, and Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining.

The top 3 locations that employ the most News analysts, reporters, and journalists are District of Columbia (Central) PUMA, DC, Fulton County (East)Atlanta City (Southeast) PUMA, GA, and McLean & Idylwood PUMA, VA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of News analysts, reporters, and journalists are McLean & Idylwood PUMA, VA, Fulton County (East)Atlanta City (Southeast) PUMA, GA, and District of Columbia (Central) PUMA, DC.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ News analysts, reporters, and journalists and on wages and locations for those in the field. Broadcasting (except internet) is the industry that employs the most News analysts, reporters, and journalists, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for News analysts, reporters, and journalists, by average wage, is Independent artists, writers, and performers. News analysts, reporters, and journalists are paid most in District of Columbia (North) PUMA, DC but are relatively concentrated in McLean & Idylwood PUMA, VA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$68,618

AVERAGE SALARY

± $7,757

In 2018, News analysts, reporters, and journalists earned an average of $68,618, $14,730 more than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Landscape architects make somewhat more than News analysts, reporters, and journalists while Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to News analysts, reporters, and journalists as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.458

WAGE GINI

In 2018, News analysts, reporters, and journalists had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.458, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for News analysts, reporters, and journalists (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for News analysts, reporters, and journalists.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of News analysts, reporters, and journalists

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of News analysts, reporters, and journalists.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing News analysts, reporters, and journalists, by number of employees, are Broadcasting (except internet), Newspaper publishers, and Other information services, except libraries & archives, & internet publishing & broadcasting & web search portals.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for News analysts, reporters, and journalists, by average wage, are Independent artists, writers, and performers, Broadcasting (except internet), and Periodical, book, & directory publishers.

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Industries by Share

67k

2018 Workforce

± 6,351

This graphic shows the share of News analysts, reporters, and journalists employed by various industries. Broadcasting (except internet) employs the largest share of News analysts, reporters, and journalists at  35.7%, followed by Newspaper publishers with 34.6% and Other information services, except libraries & archives, & internet publishing & broadcasting & web search portals with 6.18%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on News analysts, reporters, and journalists in the US. The average age of male News analysts, reporters, and journalists in the workforce is 44.1 and of female News analysts, reporters, and journalists is 36.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for News analysts, reporters, and journalists is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

37k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 4,720

30k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 4,252

55.2% of News analysts, reporters, and journalists are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of News analysts, reporters, and journalists.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of News analysts, reporters, and journalists

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

  2. White (Hispanic)

  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

72.7% of News analysts, reporters, and journalists are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 9.57% of News analysts, reporters, and journalists, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of News analysts, reporters, and journalists.

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Age by Gender

44.1

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.89

36.3

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 1.8

The median age of News analysts, reporters, and journalists is 40.6, and Male employees are generally 7.81 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for News analysts, reporters, and journalists from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for News analysts, reporters, and journalists is Communications but a relatively high number of News analysts, reporters, and journalists hold a major in Communications.

Majors

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