News analysts, reporters, and journalists

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
71.2k
Average Age
40.2
Average Salary
$66,493
Average Male Salary
$71,978
Average Female Salary
$60,006

About

News analysts, reporters, and journalists are most often employed by the Newspaper publishers industry. The average yearly wage for News analysts, reporters, and journalists was $66,493 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to News analysts, reporters, and journalists by wage are Training & development specialists, Fire inspectors, and Postsecondary teachers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most News analysts, reporters, and journalists are District of Columbia (Central) PUMA, DC, Upper East Side PUMA, NY, and District of Columbia (Northeast) PUMA, DC. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of News analysts, reporters, and journalists are District of Columbia (Central) PUMA, DC, District of Columbia (West) PUMA, DC, and District of Columbia (Northeast) 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. Newspaper publishers 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 Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments. News analysts, reporters, and journalists are paid most in Chelsea, Clinton & Midtown Business District PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in District of Columbia (Central) PUMA, DC.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$66,493
AVERAGE SALARY
± $6,682

In 2020, News analysts, reporters, and journalists earned an average of $66,493, $10,539 more than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Fire inspectors make somewhat more than News analysts, reporters, and journalists while Training & development specialists 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

0.46
WAGE GINI

In 2019, News analysts, reporters, and journalists had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.46, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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

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Industries by Share

71.2k
2020 Workforce
± 6,550
−0.115%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 13%

The number of people employed as News analysts, reporters, and journalists has been declining at a rate of −0.115%, from 71,290 people in 2019 to 71,208 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of News analysts, reporters, and journalists employed by various industries. Newspaper publishers employs the largest share of News analysts, reporters, and journalists at  34.2%, followed by Broadcasting (except internet) with 30.6% and Other information services, except libraries & archives, & internet publishing & broadcasting & web search portals with 6.43%.

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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 42.2 and of female News analysts, reporters, and journalists is 37.9, and the most common race/ethnicity for News analysts, reporters, and journalists is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

38.6k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 4,822
32.6k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 4,434

54.2% of News analysts, reporters, and journalists are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex 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. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

73% of News analysts, reporters, and journalists are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 8.34% of News analysts, reporters, and journalists, Black (Non-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 Sex

42.2
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.86
37.9
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.94

The median age of News analysts, reporters, and journalists is 40.2, and Male employees are generally 4.26 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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