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Morning Anchor Salary

Median pay for Morning Anchors in the United States is around $52K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to around half. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Morning Anchors. Women Morning Anchors who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$32,230 - $101,554
MEDIAN: $52,210

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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.
$32,230 - $101,554  
$0.00 - $10,304  
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).
$31,330 - $102,460  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 144

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Job Description for Morning Anchor

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Morning Anchor

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Morning Anchors who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $46K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $54K. Morning Anchors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $57K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $69K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Morning Anchor Salaries

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National Average

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.


59 %
41 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 8%