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Television Newscast Director Salary

Median pay for Television Newscast Directors in the United States is around $14.08 per hour. Earnings sit near $9.79 per hour on the lower side but can approach $28.86 on the higher side. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn dental coverage. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Television Newscast Directors who answered the questionnnaire. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$23,215 - $88,769
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MEDIAN: $37,491
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National Salary Data

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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$23,215 - $88,769  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $976  
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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$21,374 - $69,336  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 58
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$9.79 - $28.86  
   
Overtime
$14.85 - $50.59  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $976  
   
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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$21,374 - $69,336  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 103
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Job Description for Television Newscast Director

  • Oversee department budgeting, daily planning, gathering, preparation and presentation of news.
  • Supervise studio personnel and technical staff assigned to control room.
  • Oversee desired on-air look of news broadcasts.
  • Direct fast paced and graphics heavy newscasts using state of the art systems and equipment.
  • Direct on-location, live field broadcasts for on-air and digital programs.

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Pay by Experience Level for Television Newscast Director

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


For many Television Newscast Directors, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $27K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $33K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Television Newscast Directors make a median salary of $41K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $48K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Experience Affects Television Newscast Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 45%

Experienced
up arrow 24%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 10%