Evening Anchor Salary

The majority of Evening Anchors in the United States — somewhere between two-thirds and three-fourths — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $37K to $170K per year, and the median is $74K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most people in this position report feeling highly satisfied with their jobs. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 58 percent.

$38,581 - $169,876
MEDIAN: $74,020

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$38,581 - $169,876  
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$37,095 - $170,347  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 138
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Job Description for Evening Anchor

  • Write and deliver news stories in an articulate and clear manner.
  • Act as a field reporter as assigned.
  • Present news stories and other content.

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Pay by Experience Level for Evening Anchor

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Evening Anchors who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $45K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $67K. Evening Anchors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $79K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $100K on average.

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Experience Affects Evening Anchor Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.


58 %
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 3%