Sports Anchors in the United States can expect wages of $50K annually on average. Although nearly one in five lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and more than half get dental coverage, too. Making up 73 percent of those who took the survey, male Sports Anchors greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Most Sports Anchors like their work and job satisfaction is high. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$27,816 - $91,101
$28K
$50K
$91K
MEDIAN: $50,009
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50%
90%

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$9.30 - $96.96
$9
$12
$97
MEDIAN: $12.10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$27,816 - $91,101  
   
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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$24,411 - $91,578  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 77
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$9.30 - $96.96  
   
Overtime
$24.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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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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$24,411 - $91,578  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | 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.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Sports Anchors. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $36K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $52K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $60K in this role. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $78K on average.

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Key Stats for Sports Anchor

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
040
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Sports Anchor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 62%

Experienced
up arrow 25%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$48,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 40%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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