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Average Salary for CBS Corporation Employees

Operating out of New York City, N.Y., broadcasting company CBS Corporation employs talent in positions ranging from Marketing Director to News Anchor. The median income for CBS Corporation employees is $54K per year. Geography plays the largest role in compensation at CBS Corporation, but your experience level and your role at the company affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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CBS Corporation typically pays:
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Employer: CBS Corporation
Average Salary Range by Job
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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 Producer (3)
$25,652 - $95,599  
[-]News Producer (3)
Salary$32,105 - $96,301  
Total Pay$25,652 - $95,599  
[+]News Anchor (3)
$34,890 - $122,233  
[+]News Anchor (3)
Salary$34,352 - $111,641  
Total Pay$34,890 - $122,233  
[+]Executive Assistant (3)
$45,839 - $84,038  
[+]Executive Assistant (3)
Salary$46,736 - $82,699  
Total Pay$45,839 - $84,038  
[+]Television Newscast Director (3)
$35,150 - $67,161  
[+]Television Newscast Director (3)
Total Pay$35,150 - $67,161  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 122

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About This Company

New York City, New York 10019


Broadcasting, Publishing, Television Broadcasting, Media


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When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $145K annually) can be spotted in Atlanta, Ga.; New York, N.Y. (approximately $75K), Los Angeles, Calif. ($71K), and San Francisco, Calif. (about $45K) are the next top-paying cities. Pittsburgh, Pa. ranks low on the pay scale — at $28K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of $75K per year) in New York.

Years of Experience

Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make about $53K annually on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of CBS Corporation employees (40 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn $45K per year on average.


Senior Business Analysts earn the highest median pay at $103K annually, followed by News Producers (around $102K), Marketing Directors ($76K), and Television Promotions Producers (approximately $69K). With salaries averaging $44K, Reporters are among the lowest paid at CBS Corporation.

Certifications and Degrees

It pays to have a B.A. in Communication at CBS Corporation — these employees make the most at $81K per year.


The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Marketing Communications; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of around $116K annually. A relatively widespread skill at CBS Corporation is Project Management; just under one in five of employees use it for work. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Microsoft Office, Video Editing, and Media / Public Relations.

Benefits and Perks

Company benefits — namely paid time off for both vacation and sick leave — are received by just 28 percent. To plan for old age, almost all workers maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. CBS Corporation provides health insurance to a large number of survey participants, and a large number of workers do receive dental coverage. CBS Corporation employees also enjoy perks such as life insurance, stock options, a casual working environment, and a subsidized cell phone.

Key Stats for CBS Corporation


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50 %
$31,027 - $81,389
$38,755 - $109,704
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.
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