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Average Salary for CBS Corporation Employees

Headquartered in New York City, New York, CBS Corporation offers a range of employment opportunities in the broadcasting industry, from News Anchor to Marketing Director. A salary of $56K per year is the going rate at CBS Corporation. For the most part, employee paychecks at CBS Corporation fluctuate depending on your role at the company; your experience level and where you live also matter, but to a lesser degree. This synopsis is derived from the responses of individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

How This Employer Pays

CBS Corporation typically pays:
below market

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Employer: CBS Corporation
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]News Anchor (5)
$33,090 - $159,669  
[-]News Anchor (5)
Salary$32,645 - $143,433  
Bonus$554 - $23,764  
Total Pay$33,090 - $159,669  
[+]Executive Assistant (3)
$45,938 - $83,958  
[+]Executive Assistant (3)
Salary$46,367 - $83,114  
Total Pay$45,938 - $83,958  
[+]Assistant Editor (3)
$42,777 - $97,455  
[+]Assistant Editor (3)
Salary$38,047 - $86,953  
Total Pay$42,777 - $97,455  
[+]Director of Operations (3)
$65,512 - $157,542  
[+]Director of Operations (3)
Salary$67,489 - $148,774  
Total Pay$65,512 - $157,542  
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XPrecise ranges are calculated based on validated data submitted by employees in this job at this company.
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XWhen PayScale has limited employee-submitted data, we base estimated ranges on a broader set of relevant employee profiles to calculate the most accurate ranges for this job at this company.
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 8 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 111
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CBS Corporation Details

New York City, New York 10019


Broadcasting, Publishing, Television Broadcasting, Media


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Nearing the top of the pay scale are Film & TV Producers, Directors of Operations, Marketing Directors, and News Anchors; while the first receives the highest median pay at $120K, the other salaries come in at $102K, around $76K, and about $56K, respectively. Financial compensation for Sales Administration Assistants is rather low — only approximately $36K — relative to the rest of the company.

Years of Experience

Those who stay for at least five years earn noticeably more; average salaries at that point reach $53K. By and large, the biggest segment of CBS Corporation's workforce (42 percent) have been working for one to four years and take home $45K annually.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $74K per year) can be spotted in New York; Chicago (approximately $57K), Los Angeles ($52K), and Miami ($50K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Minneapolis; in fact, at around $38K it is one of the worst-paid cities. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of $74K annually) in New York.

Certifications and Degrees

Those with a B.A. in History at CBS Corporation come out on top, and their salaries approach $102K per year.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Advertising; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of about $75K. A relatively widespread skill at CBS Corporation is Project Management; close to a sixth of employees use it for work. Three more common skills are Microsoft Office, Media / Public Relations, and Video Editing.

Benefits and Perks

Only one in three workers receive paid vacation and sick leave. To plan for old age, almost all workers maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. For a solid majority of workers, benefits include health insurance, and a fair portion of workers get dental coverage, too. Some other perks are life insurance, stock options, a subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Key Stats

51 %
49 %
$32,617 - $78,633
$38,271 - $110,311
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

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