Morning Anchor Salary

The average Morning Anchor in the United States earns approximately $56K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Morning Anchors report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$29,748 - $126,000
$30K
$56K
$130K
MEDIAN: $56,486
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50%
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$11.40 - $18.50
$14
MEDIAN: $13.67
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$0$137K
Salary $29,748 - $126,000
Bonus $5,000
Profit Sharing $26,000
Commission $8,500
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$29,045 - $137,000
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 84
Hourly Data $0$18
Hourly Rate $13.67
Overtime $16.68
Annual Data $0$137K
Bonus $5,000
Commission $8,500
Profit Sharing $26,000
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$29,045 - $137,000
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 5

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Job Description for Morning Anchor

Morning anchors generally work for television stations and deliver the morning news. Though their actual on-air time is often brief, their off-air duties may be very challenging and time-consuming.

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Morning 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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Pay by Experience Level for Morning Anchor

Pay by Experience for a Morning Anchor has a positive trend. An entry-level Morning Anchor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 42 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Morning Anchor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 33 salaries. An experienced Morning Anchor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 35 salaries. A Morning Anchor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 14 salaries.

Key Stats for Morning Anchor

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Morning Anchor Salaries

Late-Career
▲27%

Experienced
▲11%

National Average
$54,000

Mid-Career
▼4%

Entry-Level
▼26%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 18%
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