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Television Newscast Director Salary

For Television Newscast Directors, hourly average wages total $14.24 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $9.95 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $29.33. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. A large number enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and more than half get vision benefits. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Television Newscast Directors who answered the questionnnaire. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$26,425 - $90,604
(Median)
$26K
$39K
$91K
MEDIAN: $39,491
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$9.95 - $29.33
(Median)
$9
$14
$29
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$26,425 - $90,604  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $927  
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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$22,453 - $71,673  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 56
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$9.95 - $29.33  
   
Overtime
$14.97 - $51.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $927  
   
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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$22,453 - $71,673  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 96

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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, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $28K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $34K. Television Newscast Directors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $42K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $47K on average.

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Experience Affects Television Newscast Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 37%

Experienced
up arrow 24%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 10%