Those pursuing careers as Television Newscast Directors in the United States may have to make do with less; average incomes for people in this area hover around only $40K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. Men make up the vast majority of Television Newscast Directors (80 percent) who took the survey. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,335 - $69,288
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$40K
$69K
MEDIAN: $40,316
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$10.96 - $22.44
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MEDIAN: $15.30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$29,335 - $69,288  
   
Total Pay (?
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$25,274 - $56,188  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 57
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.96 - $22.44  
   
Overtime
$15.27 - $33.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Total Pay (?
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$25,274 - $56,188  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Television Newscast Directors, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $31K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $37K. Television Newscast Directors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $43K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $45K.

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Key Stats for Television Newscast Director

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
030
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Television Newscast Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

National Average
$38,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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