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Most reporters have low incomes
8/11/2005 16:55

Wendy Zhang/ Shanghai Daily news

Nearly 65 percent of Chinese reporters earn less than 3,000 yuan (US$370) a month, and 13 percent between 3,000 and 4,000 yuan, with few enjoying a salary of more than 8,000 yuan, according to a survey of the media sector conducted by a recruitment website before the Journalists' Festival which falls today, as cited by
Some 53.4 percent of respondents consider the job of a reporter to be no longer a glamorous one, saying that there is too much media nowadays.
An editor-in-chief can get up to 300,000 yuan a year, at least five times as much as an ordinary editor. Employees in the media sector have an average age of less than 30, while more than 95 percent have at least a university associate degree.
Reporters covering such hot topics as IT, real estate and the car market have the highest incomes in the sector, while those aged 35 receive the most as compared to those of other ages, the survey indicated.
The survey also showed that some 20 percent of respondents felt worn-out by their jobs and wanted to take a rest. Female reporters were seen as more competent in their work than their male counterparts.