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Average News Anchor Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$72,534
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$5,158
Bonus
$5,087
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The average salary for a News Anchor in Chicago, Illinois is $72,534.
10%
$45k
MEDIAN
$73k
90%
$225k
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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.

Career Paths

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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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What Are Popular Skills for News Anchors?

Skills in Oral / Verbal Communication and Public Speaking are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Media / Public Relations.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for News Anchors?

An early career News Anchor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $60,678 based on 7 salaries. A mid-career News Anchor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $87,500 based on 6 salaries. An experienced News Anchor with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $100,000 based on 8 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $98,870.
Employees with News Anchor in their job title in Dallas, Texas earn an average of 26.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (24.8% more) and Los Angeles, California (6.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (14.5% less) and Tampa, Florida (10.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 30 survey responses.
Early Career
23.3%
Mid Career
20.0%
Experienced
26.7%
Late Career
30.0%