Morning Anchor Salary

Morning Anchors in the United States take home approximately $56K annually on average. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The majority of Morning Anchors claim high levels of job satisfaction. More than half of Morning Anchors (67 percent) survey participants are women. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,479 - $110,134
$29K
$56K
$110K
MEDIAN: $55,761
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50%
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$11.40 - $18.50
$14
MEDIAN: $13.67
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$0$113K
Salary $29,479 - $110,134
Bonus $5,000
Profit Sharing $26,000
Commission $8,500
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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$28,434 - $113,003
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 84
Hourly Data $0$18
Hourly Rate $13.67
Overtime $16.68
Annual Data $0$113K
Bonus $5,000
Commission $8,500
Profit Sharing $26,000
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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$28,434 - $113,003
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 5

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Job Description for Morning Anchor

Morning anchors generally work for television stations and deliver the morning news. Though their actual on-air time is often brief, their off-air duties may be very challenging and time-consuming.

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Morning Anchor Tasks

  • 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 Morning Anchor

Pay by Experience for a Morning Anchor has a positive trend. An entry-level Morning Anchor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 42 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Morning Anchor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 33 salaries. An experienced Morning Anchor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 35 salaries. A Morning Anchor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 14 salaries.

Key Stats for Morning Anchor

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Morning Anchor Salaries

Late-Career
▲29%

Experienced
▲13%

National Average
$53,000

Mid-Career
▼2%

Entry-Level
▼25%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 15%
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