Evening Anchor Salary

Evening Anchors in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and approximately three in four have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $75K per year, but may range from $40K to $188K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. It's exciting to note that the majority of individuals in this field enjoy their work considerably. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Women make up a slight majority of Evening Anchors (55 percent) survey respondents.

$40,109 - $193,916
(Median)
$40K
$75K
$190K
MEDIAN: $74,678
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50%
90%

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$40,109 - $193,916  
   
Bonus
$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).
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$39,847 - $187,600  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 132
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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. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $44K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $69K. On average, Evening Anchors make $80K following one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $100K.

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Experience Affects Evening Anchor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$74,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Entry-Level
up arrow 40%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

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