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Evening Anchor Salary

Evening Anchors in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent roughly three-fourths of Evening Anchors. Salaries average out to around $74K annually and spread from $40K to $200K per year. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to slightly more than half. Something to celebrate is that most people in this position are highly satisfied with their jobs. Women Evening Anchors who took the survey just slightly outnumber men.

$39,886 - $198,659
MEDIAN: $74,288

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XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$39,886 - $198,659  
$0.00 - $30,000  
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).
$39,614 - $200,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 126

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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.

Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Evening Anchors. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $43K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $68K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Evening Anchors make a median salary of $80K. Evening Anchors who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $100K.

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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 9 votes.


53 %
47 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 6%