Evening Anchor Salary

Evening Anchors in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — close to three-fourths have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $40K to $187K per year, median earnings come to $75K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Women Evening Anchors who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Most enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little more than half. It's heartening to note that most people in this field love their work, finding it both fun and rewarding. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$40,145 - $192,707
MEDIAN: $75,031

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$40,145 - $192,707  
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$39,886 - $186,506  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 133
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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 $44K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $69K. Evening Anchors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $80K. Professionals who boast more than 20 years of experience reap the fruits of their labor to the six-figure tune of $100K — the plum median salary in this group.

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Experience Affects Evening Anchor Salaries

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National Average

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Job Satisfaction

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


55 %
45 %

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: 90% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 4%