Evening Anchor Salary

Slightly less than two-thirds of Evening Anchors in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $33K to $153K per year, but median earnings come to around $74K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 56 percent. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to a fair number, and the larger part earn vision coverage.

$33,113 - $145,437
$33K
$66K
$150K
MEDIAN: $66,278
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Salary $33,113 - $145,437
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$33,340 - $129,881
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 53

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Job Description for Evening Anchor

  • 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.

Evening Anchor Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Evening Anchor

Pay by Experience for an Evening Anchor has a positive trend. An entry-level Evening Anchor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 14 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Evening Anchor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 22 salaries. An experienced Evening Anchor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 25 salaries. An Evening Anchor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $99,000 based on 17 salaries.

Key Stats for Evening Anchor

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
29%
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Experience Affects Evening Anchor Salaries

Late-Career
▲54%

Experienced
▲20%

Mid-Career
▲7%

National Average
$64,000

Entry-Level
▼32%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 18%
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