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Television Newscast Director Salary

Earnings for Television Newscast Directors in the United States come in at around $14.44 per hour on average. Pay generally varies between $10.11 per hour and $29.26. Most receive medical and dental insurance and the larger part get vision plans. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. Most Television Newscast Directors survey respondents are men (78 percent). This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$25,500 - $91,017
(Median)
$26K
$40K
$91K
MEDIAN: $39,909
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$10.11 - $29.26
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$10
$14
$29
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$25,500 - $91,017  
   
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 - $71,811  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 54
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$10.11 - $29.26  
   
Overtime
$14.98 - $51.11  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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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 - $71,811  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 97

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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. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $28K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $34K. Television Newscast Directors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $42K. Television Newscast Directors who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $48K.

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Experience Affects Television Newscast Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 40%

Experienced
up arrow 23%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 10%
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