How much does a Reporter make in Chicago, IL?

Updated Nov 28, 2021

Industry

Employer Size

Experience

$49,550 /yr
Average Base Pay

102 salaries

$30K

Low

$50K

Average

$81K

High

Additional Cash Compensation
Average$2,319Range$1,281 - $4,199
The average salary for Reporter is $49,550 per year in the Chicago, IL Area. The average additional cash compensation for a Reporter in the Chicago, IL Area is $2,319, with a range from $1,281 - $4,199. Salaries estimates are based on 102 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Reporter employees in the Chicago, IL Area.

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Chicago Tribune
2.7

Chicago Tribune

Reporter

$54,153

 /yr
Range: $40K - $96K
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$40K

$96K

$39,943 - $95,514 Range

Crain Communications
3.2

Crain Communications

Reporter

$74,179

 /yr
Range: $43K - $86K

$43K

$86K

$43,294 - $85,907 Range

BidClerk
2.2

BidClerk

Reporter

$37,859

 /yr
Range: $31K - $47K

$31K

$47K

$31,159 - $46,590 Range

Shaw Media
2.9

Shaw Media

Reporter - Hourly

$17

 /hr
Range: $16 - $22

$16

$22

$16 - $22 Range

Newsy
2.8

Newsy

Reporter

$58,879

 /yr
Range: $50K - $87K

$50K

$87K

$50,234 - $87,000 Range

Joong-Ang Daily News
2.1

Joong-Ang Daily News

Reporter

$28,725

 /yr
Range: $29K - $31K

$29K

$31K

$28,527 - $30,584 Range

Korea Times
2.4

Korea Times

Reporter - Hourly

$13

 /hr
Range: $11 - $15

$11

$15

$11 - $15 Range

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Tribune Publishing
2.9

Tribune Publishing

Reporter

$51,377

 /yr
Range: $45K - $54K

$45K

$54K

$44,603 - $53,640 Range

Wall Street Journal
3.6

Wall Street Journal

Reporter

$105,995

 /yr
Range: $81K - $123K

$81K

$123K

$80,682 - $122,512 Range

Acuris Global
3.1

Acuris Global

Reporter

$55,532

 /yr
Range: $51K - $56K

$51K

$56K

$51,498 - $55,578 Range

The Chicago Sun-Times
2.8

The Chicago Sun-Times

Reporter

$60,163

 /yr
Range: $47K - $66K

$47K

$66K

$47,315 - $65,611 Range

Paddock Publications
3.2

Paddock Publications

Reporter

$46,261

 /yr
Range: $38K - $66K

$38K

$66K

$38,322 - $66,434 Range

Sun-Times
2.6

Sun-Times

Reporter - Hourly

$22

 /hr
Range: $22 - $24

$22

$24

$22 - $24 Range

Reflejos Publications

Reporter

$42,047

 /yr
Range: $42K - $47K

$42K

$47K

$41,993 - $46,681 Range

Tribune Media
3.4

Tribune Media

Reporter
About 

$53K -$165K

$53K

$165K

$52,707 - $165,461 Range

GateHouse Media
2.1

GateHouse Media

Reporter
About 

$30K -$36K

$30K

$36K

$30,469 - $35,815 Range

Lee Enterprises
2.5

Lee Enterprises

Reporter - Hourly
About 

$15 -$18

 hourly

$15

$18

$15 - $18 Range

Chicago Tribune Media Group
3.2

$49K

$95K

$48,889 - $95,330 Range

Dnainfo.com
3.5

Dnainfo.com

Reporter
About 

$48K -$54K

$48K

$54K

$48,089 - $54,022 Range

3.4

$71K

$92K

$70,700 - $91,743 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Reporter salaries

The average salary for a Reporter is $49,550 per year in Chicago, IL Area. Salaries estimates are based on 102 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Reporter employees in Chicago, IL Area.

The highest salary for a Reporter in Chicago, IL Area is $80,729 per year.

The lowest salary for a Reporter in Chicago, IL Area is $30,413 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming a Reporter or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a Reporter.

Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent reporter salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$37,055
per year
A News Reporter reported making $37,055 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$120,000
per year
A News Reporter reported making $120,000 per year
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5-7 years experience
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$50,530
per year
A Reporter reported making $50,530 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
$37,343
per year
A News Reporter reported making $37,343 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$14
hourly
A Journalist/Reporter reported making $14 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Freelance
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$60,000
per year
A News Reporter reported making $60,000 per year
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3-4 years experience
Freelance
 
1001 to 5000 employees
College / University
$87,000
per year
A Reporter reported making $87,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
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