Ebyline’s Susan Johnston used Bureau of Labor Statistics data to compare what reporters and writers make with the overall figures for workers in their state. Some of her findings:
Florida reporters make 36% more than the average Floridian. That’s followed by Rhode Island (25%), Massachusetts (23%), Delaware (22%) and Georgia (19%). Puerto Rico, not pictured on the map, is actually tops with reporters making 54% more than the median wage.
Where do journalists get the short end of the stick? Wyoming, for one, where they make 34% less than the median state wage. Nebraska (-27%), Maryland (-24%), Iowa (-22%) and North Dakota (-17%) round out the bottom of the list.
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