Median Mean annual wage for a journalist, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics: $43,170
Median Mean annual wage for a plumber: $47,350
Obviously, the TV talking heads and New York Times columnists are in another league altogether, but perhaps it bears noting on occasion that most reporters are also, you know, “working people” in a turbulent industry.
Update: D’oh! Let this be a lesson kids: That’s what happens when you blog half asleep.