Weekend Anchor Salary

The average salary for a Weekend Anchor is $45,860 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.

$24,871 - $102,247
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$25K
$46K
$100K
MEDIAN: $45,860
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$24,871 - $102,247  
   
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$0.00 - $10,137  
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$24,769 - $102,278  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 70
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Job Description for Weekend Anchor

Weekend anchors are newscasters who work primarily on Saturdays and/or Sundays. They are the on-air employees who deliver news to their broadcasting stations' audiences and they may cover global, national, or local events for a broadcasting station.

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Weekend Anchor Tasks

  • Cover breaking news stories in real time and follow along with updates.
  • Research and develop news stories from the idea stages to a written script.
  • Venture into the field to cover live events and unfolding stories as they happen.
  • Present both live and pre-recorded daily news stories in a professional manner on television.
  • Send timely updates via social media to engage the viewing audience and keep them informed.

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Experience Affects Weekend Anchor Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 73%

Mid-Career
up arrow 58%

National Average
$42,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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