Average Salary for CBS Corporation Employees

Based in New York City, N.Y.,broadcasting industry player CBS Corporation offers many employment opportunities, including News Anchor and Marketing Director positions. The average employee at CBS Corporation takes home $56K annually. For the most part, employee paychecks at CBS Corporation fluctuate depending on your role at the company; how long you've been working and geography also matter, but to a lesser degree. 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
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)
$32,488 - $158,551  
[-]News Anchor (5)
Salary$30,920 - $139,892  
Bonus$504 - $25,829  
Total Pay$32,488 - $158,551  
[+]Executive Assistant (3)
$46,162 - $83,911  
[+]Executive Assistant (3)
Salary$46,123 - $82,651  
Total Pay$46,162 - $83,911  
[+]Assistant Editor (3)
$43,707 - $96,088  
[+]Assistant Editor (3)
Salary$40,335 - $85,226  
Total Pay$43,707 - $96,088  
[+]Director of Operations (3)
$65,182 - $157,219  
[+]Director of Operations (3)
Salary$67,704 - $150,030  
Total Pay$65,182 - $157,219  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 117
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About This Company

New York City, New York 10019


Broadcasting, Publishing, Television Broadcasting, Media


CBS corp.

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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, about $76K, and approximately $56K, respectively. CBS Corporation hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Sales Administration Assistants (around $36K).

Years of Experience

Respondents who have been working for five to nine years tend to make $54K. Overall, the greater share of CBS Corporation folks have one to four years of experience and earn about $45K per year.


Median pay is highest in New York ($73K annually), followed by Los Angeles ($57K), Chicago (around $57K), and Miami ($50K). Minneapolis ranks low on the pay scale — at approximately $43K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of New York, where they average to around $74K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

The best paid folks at CBS Corporation have a B.A. in History, earning $102K annually.


Skill-wise, employees who report Advertising as part of the toolkit report the most money, earning $76K on average. A garden variety skill at CBS Corporation is Project Management; close to a sixth of CBS Corporation's people use it regularly. Microsoft Office, Media / Public Relations, and Editing round out the set of key employee skills.

Benefits and Perks

Company benefits — namely paid time off for both vacation and sick leave — are received by just a third of workers. Nearly all workers save for retirement through CBS Corporation's 401(k) plan. Perks cover health insurance for the greater part of workers and dental coverage for most workers. Advantages of working here also include life insurance, stock options, a company cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Key Stats for CBS Corporation


52 %
48 %
$33,090 - $81,389
$38,271 - $110,311
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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