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According to the U.S. Department of Labor, reporters and journalists, a category that includes sportswriters, had median annual earnings of $46,270 in May 2019. The lowest paid 10 percent of all reporters earned less than $24,520, while the highest paid 10 percent earned more than $117,170. Reporters and journalists that worked for newspapers, magazines, and other periodicals earned an average of $48,280.

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