Evening Anchor Salary

With about three in five of Evening Anchors in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $33K to $129K per year and averages out to $71K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A fair number claim medical and dental insurance and more than half get vision coverage. Women make up a slight majority of Evening Anchors (56 percent) survey respondents. Though the majority of Evening Anchors do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$33,220 - $137,500
$33K
$71K
$140K
MEDIAN: $71,456
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Salary $33,220 - $137,500
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$33,460 - $129,280
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 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
56 %
Male
44 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
29%
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Experience Affects Evening Anchor Salaries

Late-Career
▲43%

Experienced
▲12%

Mid-Career
▼0%

National Average
$69,000

Entry-Level
▼36%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 17%
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