Television Newscast Director Salary

The average Television Newscast Director in the United States earns approximately $14.43 per hour. Compensation ranges between $10.08 per hour and $27.18. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Making up 76 percent of those who took the survey, male Television Newscast Directors greatly outnumber their female counterparts. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$28,043 - $89,800
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$28K
$40K
$90K
MEDIAN: $39,931
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$10.08 - $27.18
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$27
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$28,043 - $89,800  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $927  
Total Pay (?
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$22,699 - $71,108  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 60
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$10.08 - $27.18  
   
Overtime
$14.95 - $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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$22,699 - $71,108  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 99
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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.


Television Newscast Directors generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $28K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $35K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $42K in this role. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $48K.

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Experience Affects Television Newscast Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 39%

Experienced
up arrow 23%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 11%
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