News Anchors with Media / Public Relations skills can expect wages of $58K per year on average. This group's pay is mainly influenced by residence, followed by the company and experience level. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most News Anchors with Media / Public Relations skills. Women News Anchors with Media / Public Relations skills who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$34,098 - $119,091
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$58K
$120K
MEDIAN: $57,984
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$11.17 - $30.41
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$34,098 - $119,091  
   
Bonus
$404.06 - $30,410  
Profit Sharing
$9,250  
Total Pay (?
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$31,115 - $115,059  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 198
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$11.17 - $30.41  
   
Overtime
$11.84 - $121.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$404.06 - $30,410  
   
Profit Sharing
$9,250  
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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$31,115 - $115,059  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 27

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Pay by Experience Level for News 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. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $41K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $56K. News Anchors with Media / Public Relations skills claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $72K. News Anchors with Media / Public Relations skills who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $80K on average.

Key Stats for News Anchor

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
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Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects News Anchor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 43%

Experienced
up arrow 30%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$56,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 26%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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