Morning Anchor Salary

Morning Anchors in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and more than half have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $52K annually, but may range from $31K to $104K per year. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction for Morning Anchors is high. Women make up a slight majority of Morning Anchors (58 percent) survey respondents. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and more than half earn dental coverage. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,991 - $102,609

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$31,271 - $103,988  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 149
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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

  • 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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $43K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $52K. For Morning Anchors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $58K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $69K.

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Experience Affects Morning Anchor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

National Average
$52,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 10%
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