North Dakota Journalism and Communications Careers, Salaries, and Associations
North Dakota has prominent representation for reporters and correspondents in the state with over 250 workers. That is better or on par with many states in the region with the exception of Minnesota, which has over 1,000 reporters.
Concentration is extremely high with metropolitan areas gathering the majority of these workers. The location quotient, which is the ratio of area concentration to the national average, is only less than the District of Columbia and Montana. The annual salary for reporters in this area is approximately $43,740, which is slightly below the national media.
Employment within public relations is a bit lower when compared to the rest of the country. There are over 540 workers that represent the industry with an annual mean salary of $67,860 based on information from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
That salary figure is well above the national median and well above averages within the region. Only Colorado is the next-closest state that has similar salary estimates.
Much of this salary figures are from Bismarck with over $80,000, which makes it the eighth-largest metropolitan area in terms of salaries. That is more than the greater Lansing area in Michigan and the greater Hartford area in Connecticut.
Advertising sales agents have moderate representation in North Dakota with over 550 workers, which is around the national median. This coincides with their average mean wage of $58,950, which is just under the national average.
The top location in the state for salary estimates is the Fargo metropolitan area that nearly reaches the $70,000 estimate. This area does stretch into the West Central portion of Minneapolis. Executive marketing managers make approximately $125,000 in the state, which is right at the national median level, and lower than the neighboring states of South Dakota and Minnesota.