Television Newscast Directors in the United States can expect wages of $15.46 per hour on average. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$28,946 - $70,469
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$29K
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$70K
MEDIAN: $39,791
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$11.27 - $22.03
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$11
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$22
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$28,946 - $70,469  
   
Total Pay (?
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$25,180 - $55,130  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 56
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.27 - $22.03  
   
Overtime
$15.58 - $32.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Total Pay (?
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$25,180 - $55,130  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 61
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Job Description for Television Newscast Director

Television newscast directors are responsible for managing the planning, production, and presentation of television news shows and supervising news staff to ensure that the broadcast runs smoothly.

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Television Newscast Director Tasks

  • 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $30K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $37K. Television Newscast Directors see a median salary of $42K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $46K.

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Experience Affects Television Newscast Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
medical benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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