Sports Anchors in the United States can expect wages of $50K annually on average. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Male Sports Anchors are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and more than half earn dental coverage. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$26,982 - $87,584
(Median)
$27K
$50K
$88K
MEDIAN: $50,481
10%
50%
90%

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$9.30 - $96.96
(Median)
$9
$12
$97
MEDIAN: $12.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$26,982 - $87,584  
   
Bonus
$4,932  
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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$24,134 - $89,711  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 79
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$9.30 - $96.96  
   
Overtime
$25.00  
National Annualized 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.
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$4,932  
   
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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$24,134 - $89,711  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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Pay by Experience Level for Sports 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. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $38K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $52K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $63K in this role. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $87K on average.

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Experience Affects Sports Anchor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 77%

Experienced
up arrow 29%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
medical benefits
Vision: 40%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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