The median annual wage of broadcast news analysts was $54,140 in May 2010. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $27,560, and the top 10 percent earned more than $146,230.
The median annual wage of reporters and correspondents was $34,530 in May 2010. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $19,970, and the top 10 percent earned more than $75,230.
Most reporters, correspondents, and broadcast news analysts work full time. The work of journalists is often fast paced, with constant demands to meet deadlines and be the first reporter to publish a news story on subject. When news is breaking, reporters may need to work long hours or change their work schedule to follow the story. Because news can happen any time of the day, journalists may need to work nights and weekends.