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.