Television Newscast Director Salary

An average Television Newscast Director in the United States can expect to take home roughly $14.51 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $10.23 per hour to $25.76. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Making up 77 percent of those who took the survey, male Television Newscast Directors greatly outnumber their female counterparts. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$27,779 - $90,200
(Median)
$28K
$40K
$90K
MEDIAN: $40,479
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$10.23 - $25.76
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$10
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$26
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$27,779 - $90,200  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $800  
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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$23,177 - $70,196  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 68
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$10.23 - $25.76  
   
Overtime
$15.00 - $49.91  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $800  
   
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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$23,177 - $70,196  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 115
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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.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Television Newscast Directors. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $28K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $36K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $43K. 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 $47K.

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Experience Affects Television Newscast Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%

Experienced
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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