Television Newscast Director Salary

Television Newscast Directors in the United States can expect to earn an average of $14.54 per hour. Compensation ranges between $10.09 per hour and $27.98. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Making up 76 percent of those who took the survey, male Television Newscast Directors greatly outnumber their female counterparts. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$28,043 - $89,800
(Median)
$28K
$40K
$90K
MEDIAN: $39,931
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$10.09 - $27.98
(Median)
$10
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$28
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 (?
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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$22,742 - $70,907  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 60
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$10.09 - $27.98  
   
Overtime
$14.97 - $51.22  
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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$22,742 - $70,907  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 101
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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, more experience generally translates to higher pay. 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. On average, Television Newscast Directors make $42K following one to two decades on the job. 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 $47K.

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Experience Affects Television Newscast Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 35%

Experienced
up arrow 22%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$35,000

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
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 11%
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