Evening Anchor Salary

The majority of Evening Anchors in the United States — two in three — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $34K to $154K per year, and the median is $73K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of Evening Anchors claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Female Evening Anchors are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (63 percent) are women.

$34,383 - $160,000
$34K
$73K
$160K
MEDIAN: $73,438
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$34,444 - $154,081  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 54

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Job Description for Evening Anchor

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Evening Anchor

Pay by Experience for an Evening Anchor has a positive trend. An entry-level Evening Anchor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 14 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Evening Anchor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 22 salaries. An experienced Evening Anchor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 25 salaries. An Evening Anchor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $99,000 based on 17 salaries.

Key Stats for Evening Anchor

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
38 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
30%
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Experience Affects Evening Anchor Salaries

Late-Career
▲37%

Experienced
▲8%

National Average
$72,000

Mid-Career
▼4%

Entry-Level
▼39%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 13%