Weekend Anchor Salary

The average salary for a Weekend Anchor is $45,324 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

$24,959 - $130,893
(Median)
$25K
$45K
$130K
MEDIAN: $45,323
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$24,959 - $130,893  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,084  
Total Pay (?
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$24,430 - $108,372  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 63

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Job Description for Weekend Anchor

  • 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

Mid-Career
up arrow 55%

Experienced
up arrow 48%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 18%