The average salary for a Weekend Anchor is $35,365 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.

$23,631 - $87,481
$24K
$35K
$87K
MEDIAN: $35,365
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$12.21 - $19.65
$16
MEDIAN: $15.78
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National Salary Data (?
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$23,537 - $84,739  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 31
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$15.78  
   
Overtime
$27.00  
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$23,537 - $84,739  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8

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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

  • 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.
  • Venture into the field to cover live events and unfolding stories as they happen.
  • 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.

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Key Stats for Weekend Anchor

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %
061
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Weekend Anchor Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 40%

Experienced
up arrow 36%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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