Average News Anchor Salary

$61,677
Avg. Base Salary (USD)
10%
$35k
MEDIAN
$62k
90%
$147k

The average salary for a News Anchor is $61,677

Base Salary
$35k - $147k
Bonus
$1k - $25k
Profit Sharing
$485 - $31k
Commission
$3k - $20k
Total Pay
$35k - $145k
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What Do News Anchors Do?

News 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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Job Satisfaction for News Anchor

4.2 out of 5
(78)
Highly Satisfied
11Reviews
Based on 78 responses, the job of News Anchor has received a job satisfaction rating of 4.15 out of 5. On average, News Anchors are highly satisfied with their job.

Gender Breakdown

Female
58.1%
Male
41.9%
This data is based on 203 survey responses. Learn more about the gender pay gap.

Common Health Benefits

Medical

86%

Dental

77%

Vision

69%

None

13%