Income Percentiles by Occupation and Education Level

Editors, News Analysts, Reporters, and Correspondents

Total Income: $

Income Percentile Results

Total Income of $10,000 ranks between the 5.7th and 13th percentiles for all education levels. These results were estimated off of 213,515 Editors, News Analysts, Reporters, and Correspondents.

50th Percentile (Median) Income for any Education Level: $54,030
75th Percentile: $82,833
95th Percentile: $157,196
99th Percentile: $317,866

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Income Percentile Stats

  • To be in the top 1% for this age range, your household would need an income of $317,866 per year. This would include salary, investments, and any business income.
  • To be in the top 5% for this age range, your household would need an income of $157,196 per year. This would include salary, investments, and any business income.

Income of Editors, News Analysts, Reporters, and Correspondents by Highest Education Level

Total Income of $10,000 ranks for education levels:
  • Compared to Doctoral degree holders this ranks between the 3.4th and 7.5th percentiles.
  • Compared to Professional degree beyond a Bachelor's degree holders this ranks between the 5.2th and 7.7th percentiles.
  • Compared to Master's degree holders this ranks between the 4th and 9.7th percentiles.
  • Compared to Bachelor's degree holders this ranks between the 4.2th and 11th percentiles.
  • Compared to HS Diploma / GED degree holders this ranks between the 15.5th and 28.7th percentiles.

Income Percentile Distribution by Education Level

Highest Level of Education for Editors, News Analysts, Reporters, and Correspondents:
  • Other (N/A or Less than HS): 0.6%
  • HS Diploma / GED: 3.3%
  • Associates Degree and Some College: 12.7%
  • Bachelors Degree: 61.7%
  • Masters Degree: 18.1%
  • Professional Degree beyond a Bachelors: 1.9%
  • Doctoral Degree (PHd) : 1.7%

Most Common Bachelors Degree Majors

  • For Communications undergraduate majors this income ranks between the 3.7th and 11.6th percentiles.
  • For English Language, Literature, and Composition undergraduate majors this income ranks between the 3.7th and 9.7th percentiles.
  • For Fine Arts undergraduate majors this income ranks between the 6.6th and 14.4th percentiles.
  • For Business undergraduate majors this income ranks between the 5.2th and 11.2th percentiles.
  • For Social Sciences undergraduate majors this income ranks between the 3.8th and 8.3th percentiles.
  • For History undergraduate majors this income ranks between the 2.8th and 6.8th percentiles.
  • For Education Administration and Teaching undergraduate majors this income ranks between the 3.1th and 9.1th percentiles.
  • For Psychology undergraduate majors this income ranks between the 2.2th and 11.3th percentiles.
  • For Engineering undergraduate majors this income ranks between the 3.9th and 14th percentiles.
  • For Linguistics and Foreign Languages undergraduate majors this income ranks between the 4.6th and 5.5th percentiles.
Note: The source data only records undergraduate degree majors, even if a person continues to study.

Treemap of Undergraduate Majors

Methodology and Assumptions

This data was sourced from the person-level data recorded by the American Communities Survey. The version of the survey used was the most recent 5 year revision for data recorded from 2013-2017. These results represent 213,515 Editors, News Analysts, Reporters, and Correspondents. The occupation code that was used to generate these results e was 2810 to read more about the occupation codes that the ACS and Census use. These results were generated in R using raw data from the ACS and precalculated in a batch. This data includes all individual income for the survey respondent, so some of the people may have a wage job as well as other income sources. I did not limit to wage income, because many occupations have high portions of entrepreneurs (CEOs, doctors, tradespeople).

Exclusions and Filters Applied:
  • Filtered for people who reported working at least 30 hours a week.
  • High School Graduates and GED graduates were original 2 separate categories that I combined.
  • Anything below High School Graduates is combined into a separate category. I did not include these on the page for space reason but I can.
  • The data has data for associate degree holders and some college and these values are mostly in between the high school and bachelors samples. There doesn't seem to be a significant difference between some college and an associates degree.
  • All ages are included and not separated. I did some initial testing and there is a difference if the data is split out by age, but I wasn't able to consolidate the data into a way that would make it fast to interact with and avoid being too complicated.
  • There may be some confusion around a masters degree vs a professional degree beyond a masters. This was a distinction made in the original raw data that I decided to keep. Because the data is collected by polling people individually, some of the respondents may have mixed up the difference depending on how they phrased their response.
    • Masters Degree : MBA, Masters in Something
    • Professional Degree beyond a Bachelors Degree: Law Degree, Medical School, generally these degrees are credentials for specific careers.
    • Doctoral Degree: PHd