Television Newscast Director Salary

It's impossible to make it big as a Television Newscast Directors in the United States; the average employee scrapes together only around $40K per year. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. There are far more male Television Newscast Directors survey respondents than women, making up 80 percent. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$29,309 - $65,000
$29K
$40K
$65K
MEDIAN: $39,935
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$10.96 - $22.12
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MEDIAN: $14.96
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$29,309 - $65,000  
   
Total Pay (?
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$25,180 - $55,130  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 54
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.96 - $22.12  
   
Overtime
$14.84 - $33.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
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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$25,180 - $55,130  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 53

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Job Description for Television Newscast Director

Television newscast directors are responsible for managing the planning, production, and presentation of television news shows and supervising news staff to ensure that the broadcast runs smoothly.

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Television Newscast Director Tasks

  • 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.
  • Direct the development of newscast program including weather, sports, special events projects, planning sweeps that is consistent with company's brand.
  • Oversee department budgeting, daily planning, gathering, preparation and presentation of news.
  • Supervise studio personnel and technical staff assigned to control room.

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Pay by Experience Level for Television Newscast Director

Pay by Experience for a Television Newscast Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Television Newscast Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 44 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Television Newscast Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 34 salaries. An experienced Television Newscast Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 37 salaries. A Television Newscast Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 15 salaries.

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Key Stats for Television Newscast Director

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Television Newscast Director Salaries

Late-Career
▲19%

Experienced
▲14%

National Average
$37,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
no benefits
None: 9%