Evening Anchors in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with more than two-thirds bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $77K annually on average but can range from $35K to $170K per year. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Female Evening Anchors survey participants are more prevalent than men — 64 percent of professionals. Nearly all claim medical and dental insurance and a majority get vision coverage. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$34,933 - $172,325
$35K
$77K
$170K
MEDIAN: $76,940
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$34,933 - $172,325  
   
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$27,500  
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$34,929 - $170,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 67

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Job Description for Evening Anchor

  • Present both live and pre-recorded daily news stories in a professional manner on television.
  • Send timely updates via social media to engage the viewing audience and keep them informed.
  • Venture into the field to cover live events and unfolding stories as they happen.
  • Cover breaking news stories in real time and follow along with updates.
  • Research and develop news stories from the idea stages to a written script.

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Pay by Experience Level for Evening Anchor

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $38K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $68K. Evening Anchors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $82K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $100K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

Key Stats for Evening Anchor

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
26%
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Experience Affects Evening Anchor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$76,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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