Evening Anchor Salary

The majority of Evening Anchors in the United States — a little under three-quarters — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $37K to $170K per year, and the median is $74K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Most people in this position report feeling highly satisfied with their jobs. Women Evening Anchors who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$38,581 - $169,876
(Median)
$39K
$74K
$170K
MEDIAN: $74,020
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50%
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$38,581 - $169,876  
   
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Total Pay (?
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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$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

  • 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 generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $45K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $67K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Evening Anchors make a median salary of $79K. Deeply experienced professionals who boast more than 20 years of experience haul in an ample $100K on average.

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Experience Affects Evening Anchor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 38%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$73,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Entry-Level
up arrow 39%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

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