Evening Anchor Salary

Evening Anchors who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up a little under three-quarters of Evening Anchors. Pay fluctuates from $37K to $166K per year, but expected earnings average $73K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. It's worth noting that most people in this role find their work both fulfilling and enjoyable. Women make up a slight majority of Evening Anchors (56 percent) survey respondents. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$39,101 - $155,954
MEDIAN: $73,301

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$39,101 - $155,954  
$0.00 - $30,639  
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XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
$37,095 - $165,934  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 137
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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

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

For many Evening Anchors, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. The average beginner in this position makes around $44K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $69K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $79K. Evening Anchors who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $98K.

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Experience Affects Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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


56 %
44 %

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: 91% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 3%