Television Newscast Director Salary

Television Newscast Directors in the United States pull down an average of $14.47 per hour. Compensation ranges between $10.12 per hour and $27.69. Most Television Newscast Directors survey respondents are men (77 percent). Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$28,383 - $91,231

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$10.12 - $27.69

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$28,383 - $91,231  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $919  
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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$22,873 - $71,316  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 63
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$10.12 - $27.69  
   
Overtime
$14.97 - $51.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $919  
   
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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$22,873 - $71,316  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 104
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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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. The average beginner in this position makes around $28K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $35K. Television Newscast Directors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $43K. Television Newscast Directors with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $48K.

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Experience Affects Television Newscast Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 38%

Experienced
up arrow 25%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 12%
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