A Weekend Anchor earns an average salary of $35,365 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$23,904 - $91,446
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$91K
MEDIAN: $35,364
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$23,904 - $91,446  
   
Total Pay (?
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$23,822 - $88,712  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 37
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.78  
   
Overtime
$29.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$23,822 - $88,712  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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

  • 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 43%

Experienced
up arrow 32%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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