A News Anchor earns an average salary of $52,031 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. Experience strongly influences income for this job.
News Anchor Total Pay (?
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$29,353 - $123,333
(Median)
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52K
89K
120K
MEDIAN: $52,030
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News Anchor Total Pay (?
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$8.36 - $30.97
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$29,353 - $123,333  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,834  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $24,658  
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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$28,081 - $128,192  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 777
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$8.36 - $30.97  
   
Overtime
$1.00 - $35.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,834  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $24,658  
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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$28,081 - $128,192  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 777
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Job Description for News Anchor
The primary responsibility of a news anchor is to present current events to an audience through a news broadcast. A dedicated news program and a general commitment to objectivity distinguish an anchor from a newscaster, who presents brief, bulletin-style reports both between and during other programming, and a commentator, who provides analysis and opinion. As broadcast journalists, news anchors are often directly involved in the compiling, writing and editing of the material they later present on-air. Additionally, news anchors may act as a public face for their networks.
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News Anchor Tasks
  • Write and deliver news stories in an articulate and clear manner.
  • Act as a field reporter as assigned.
  • Present news stories and other content.
Pay by Experience Level for News Anchor
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
New York
up arrow 120%
Los Angeles
up arrow 98%
Salt Lake City
up arrow 93%
Miami
up arrow 37%
Detroit
up arrow 23%
Milwaukee
up arrow 23%
Cleveland
up arrow 20%
Atlanta
up arrow 15%
Philadelphia
up arrow 15%
Washington
up arrow 13%
Dallas
up arrow 11%
St. Louis
up arrow 6%
National Average
$53,000
Chicago
up arrow 5%
Houston
up arrow 9%
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Experience Affects News Anchor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 81%
Experienced
up arrow 36%
Mid-Career
up arrow 11%
National Average
$53,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 25%

Skills That Affect News Anchor Salaries

Media / Public Relations
up arrow 9%
National Average
$53,000
Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 8%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
57%
female alumni
 
Male
43%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
13%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 13%
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