For News Anchors with Media / Public Relations skills, yearly average wages total $57K annually. Residence is the main element affecting pay for this group — the specific employer and years of experience are driving factors as well. Most News Anchors with Media / Public Relations skills are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. Women make up a slight majority of News Anchors with Media / Public Relations skills (50 percent) survey respondents. Male News Anchors with Media / Public Relations skills are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 50 percent of the field. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$34,076 - $116,731
(Median)
$34K
$57K
$120K
MEDIAN: $57,085
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$9.70 - $24.98
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$9
$15
$25
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$34,076 - $116,731  
   
Bonus
$406.95 - $30,000  
Profit Sharing
$10,000  
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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$31,337 - $110,425  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 197
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$9.70 - $24.98  
   
Overtime
$11.84 - $121.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$406.95 - $30,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$10,000  
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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$31,337 - $110,425  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 25
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Pay by Experience Level for News Anchor

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


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of News Anchors with Media / Public Relations skills. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $42K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $55K. After working for 10 to 20 years, News Anchors with Media / Public Relations skills make a median salary of $69K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $80K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects News Anchor Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$55,000

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
medical benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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