Morning Anchor Salary

Median pay for Morning Anchors in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $54K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction for Morning Anchors is high. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Female Morning Anchors survey participants are more prevalent than men — 63 percent of professionals. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,640 - $124,162
$30K
$54K
$120K
MEDIAN: $54,000
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$29,640 - $124,162  
   
Bonus
$5,087  
Profit Sharing
$26,000  
Commission
$8,500  
Total Pay (?
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$29,210 - $130,725  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 90

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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
63 %
Male
38 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Morning Anchor Salaries

Late-Career
▲32%

Experienced
▲15%

Mid-Career
▼0%

National Average
$52,000

Entry-Level
▼23%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 14%
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