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Political Reporters

Earnings

There are great variations in the earnings of reporters. Salaries are related to experience, the type of employer for which the reporter works, and geographic location. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median salary for broadcast news analysts was $65,530 in May 2015, with the lowest 10 percent earning $27,370 or less and the top 10 percent earning $187,200 or more. Reporters and correspondents earned a median annual income of $36,360 in May 2015. Ten percent of those in this group earned $21,390 or less, and 10 percent made $81,580 or more annually.

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