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News Director Salary

A News Director earns an average salary of $62,022 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience.

$24,503 - $132,676
(Median)
$25K
$62K
$130K
MEDIAN: $62,022
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$8.93 - $31.32
(Median)
$8
$10
$31
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$24,503 - $132,676  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $18,000  
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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$21,912 - $134,045  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 101
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$8.93 - $31.32  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $18,000  
   
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).
)
$21,912 - $134,045  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 12

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Job Description for News Director

  • Conceptualize and evaluate article pitches to direct creation of news stories.
  • Hire staff, train them in standards and evaluate their performance.
  • Evaluate and ensure a broad coverage of news stories to meet strategic goals.
  • Oversee daily operations, including setting schedules and prioritizing stories.
  • Enforce ethical standards and monitor news to ensure high quality.

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Pay by Experience Level for News Director

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

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Experience Affects News Director Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 36%

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

National Average
$56,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Entry-Level
up arrow 47%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 18%