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

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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 2020.

The 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 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.

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Employment and salary information for the News analysts, reporters, and journalists workforce. News analysts, reporters, and journalists workforce in 2020 was 71,208 people, of which 45.8% were women and 54.2% were men. News analysts, reporters, and journalists are paid most in Stamford & Greenwich Towns PUMA, CT but are relatively concentrated in District of Columbia (Central) PUMA, DC.

Employment Over Time

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Grouping
38,584
Male Workforce
± 4.82k
32,624
Female Workforce
± 4.43k

The News analysts, reporters, and journalists workforce in 2020 was 71,208 people (45.8% women and 54.2% men). This implies an average annual growth of 0.546% between 2018 (70,821) and 2020 (71,208).

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Employment by Location

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This map shows the states in the United States shaded by average wage for News analysts, reporters, and journalists.

During 2020, the states that concentrated the best average annual wage were Connecticut ($101,428), Massachusetts ($97,697), and District of Columbia ($92,389).

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Yearly Wage Ranking

$66,493
AVERAGE WAGE
#150 in the ranking (2020)
$55,954
NATIONAL AVERAGE WAGE
For all occupations across the US

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

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Wage Distribution

Gender
0.451
WAGE GINI

In 2020, News analysts, reporters, and journalists had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.451, which is lower 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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Information on the industries that employ News analysts, reporters, and journalists and on wages 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 ($239,155).

Occupations by Industries

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

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 48%, followed by Broadcasting (except internet) with 43% and Other information services, except libraries & archives, & internet publishing & broadcasting & web search portals with 9.02%.

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Demographic information on News analysts, reporters, and journalists in the US. The workforce of News analysts, reporters, and journalists in 2020 was 71,208 people, with 45.8% woman, and 54.2% men. 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.

Gender and Age

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The workforce of News analysts, reporters, and journalists in 2020 was 71,208 people, with 45.8% woman, and 54.2% men.

The age ranges that concentrated the largest workforce were 25 to 29 years (12,462 people), 30 to 34 years (9,944  people), and 20 to 24 years (9,146 people). Among them they concentrated 44.6% of the total workforce.

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Ethnicity

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In 2020, 9.99% of News analysts, reporters, and journalists workers were Hispanic and 90% non-Hispanic.

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Races

In 2020, 79.2% of the News analysts, reporters, and journalists workforce were White, of which 44.1% were women and 55.9% men. Other races that concentrated a significant number of workers were Black (8.66%) and Asian (5.58%).

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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 the most specialized major according to RCA in 2020 were Communications.

Majors

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Type of Majors
Degree

The most common majors achieved by News analysts, reporters, and journalists in 2020 (counting all academic degrees) were Communications (29,469 people), English (6,832 people), and Social Sciences (5,124 people).

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Education Levels

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The main educational levels achieved by the News analysts, reporters, and journalists workers were Bachelors Degree (44,790 people), Graduate Degree (14,457 people), and Some college (7,165 people).

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