Television Newscast Director Salary

Pay for Television Newscast Directors in the United States sits in the ballpark of $14.51 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $10.23 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $25.76. Male Television Newscast Directors are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn dental coverage. Most Television Newscast Directors are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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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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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.


Television Newscast Directors with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. 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 $36K. Television Newscast Directors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $43K. Television Newscast Directors who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $47K on average.

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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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