Morning Anchors in the United States can expect to earn an average of $52K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A large number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than two-fifths. Women make up a slight majority of Morning Anchors (54 percent) survey respondents. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$29,466 - $108,256
$29K
$52K
$110K
MEDIAN: $52,110
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$29,466 - $108,256  
   
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).
)
$29,050 - $124,162  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 96

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Employers: Start Here »

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.

Read More...

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.

News Anchor Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Pay by Experience Level for Morning Anchor

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


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $40K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $52K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $61K in this role. Morning Anchors who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't higher than those with 10 to 20 years.

Key Stats for Morning Anchor

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
031
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
15%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
United States (change)

Related Jobs

Experience Affects Morning Anchor Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$52,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 18%
ADVERTISEMENT