With somewhere between two-thirds and three-fourths of Evening Anchors in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $35K to $225K per year and averages out to $76K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Female Evening Anchors make up most of the survey respondents at 73 percent. Work is enjoyable for Evening Anchors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$35,053 - $198,659
(Median)
$35K
$76K
$200K
MEDIAN: $76,416
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$35,053 - $198,659  
   
Bonus
$25,000  
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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).
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$35,034 - $225,104  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 80
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Job Description for Evening Anchor

  • 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.
  • Venture into the field to cover live events and unfolding stories as they happen.
  • 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.

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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 with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $41K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $62K. Evening Anchors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $84K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $100K.

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Experience Affects Evening Anchor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 34%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

National Average
$75,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 17%

Entry-Level
up arrow 46%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
medical benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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