Georgia Journalism and Communications Careers, Salaries, and Associations
Across the state of Georgia, reporters and correspondents make slightly over the national median salary, but that is different within the Atlanta and Sandy Springs metropolitan area. The median annual salary is estimated at $57,930 according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
That figure jumps up to over $93,700 in the top 10 percent of salary estimates. Overall, the state of Georgia sticks around the national median in many communications categories, including editing, public relations, and marketing managers.
Advertising and promotional managers see one of the bigger salary figures when compared to the rest of the Southeastern portion of the United States. The annual mean wage statewide is over $146,000, which is almost exclusively boosted within the Atlanta metropolitan area.
This is also one of the top 10 areas countrywide that employ these managers, beating out locations such as Washington DC and Minneapolis-St. Paul in Minnesota. North Carolina is the only state in the region that is on par, but still has slightly lower average salary estimates within advertising management.
Georgia Association of Broadcasters
The Georgia Association of Broadcasters (GAB) was founded in Savannah to support the broadcasting industry and provide various events to enhance professional skills and networking opportunities with over 500 radio and television broadcasters in the area. Some of the programs offered through GAB include scholarships for students that are studying broadcasting in the latter stages of their education, and the annual GABCon event that brings together leaders in broadcasting and recognizes some of the best accomplishments in the industry.