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Evening Anchor Salary

Evening Anchors in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — around three in four have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $40K to $190K per year, median earnings come to $76K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Women make up a slight majority of Evening Anchors (56 percent) survey respondents. The majority of Evening Anchors claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$40,658 - $195,743
MEDIAN: $76,273

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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.
$40,658 - $195,743  
$0.00 - $30,000  
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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).
$39,999 - $190,030  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 120

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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.

For many Evening Anchors, more experience generally translates to higher pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $43K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $69K. Evening Anchors bring in $83K after working for 10 to 20 years. Evening Anchors who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $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 10 votes.


56 %
44 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 7%