$43,367
Avg. Salary
$14.82
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,003

Bonus

$525

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a News Producer is $14.82 per hour.

The average pay for a News Producer is $43,367 per year.

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$10.82
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$14.82
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$22.77
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MEDIAN $14.82
10%
$28k
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$43k
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$87k
90%
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MEDIAN $43,367
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MEDIAN: $43,367
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$0$86K
Salary $27,893 - $86,794
Bonus $258 - $5,144
Profit Sharing $525
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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$25,599 - $79,242
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 951
Hourly Data $0$36
Hourly Rate $10.82 - $22.77
Overtime $15.00 - $36.53
Annual Data $0$79K
Bonus $258 - $5,144
Profit Sharing $525
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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$25,599 - $79,242
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 302

Job Description for News Producer

A news producer is in charge of supervising all aspects of a news broadcast. Most networks and local channels that broadcast news assign a different producer to each specific time of day; the tone or topics of news - as well as the preferences of the viewing or listening public - also changes depending on the time of day.

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News Producer Tasks
  • Create and coordinate news materials for print, web, or broadcast organizations.
  • Research news media trends and competitor developments.
  • Manage personnel and resolve issues that arise on the fly during productions.
  • Oversee postproduction elements and editing to ensure a high standard of quality.

News Producer Pay By Employer

$0$115K

TEGNA INC.
31 profiles
$47,902

$31,553

$26,782

E.W. Scripps Co
16 profiles
$38,341

CBS News
15 profiles
$72,952

NBC News
14 profiles
$72,208

$36,259

$27,550

Tribune Co
10 profiles
$35,773

$41,722

Common Career Paths for News Producer


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News Producers often transition into Executive Producer positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Executive Producers earn $97K per year.

News Producer Job Listings

Popular Skills for News Producer


Survey results imply that News Producers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, facility with writing, Project Management, and script writing are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 26 percent, 24 percent, and 23 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include News Writing, Video Editing, and Technical Writing. Those familiar with Editing also tend to know Video Editing.

Pay by Experience Level for News Producer

Pay by Experience for a News Producer has a positive trend. An entry-level News Producer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 415 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A News Producer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 166 salaries. An experienced News Producer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 89 salaries. A News Producer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 28 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

104%

62%

10%

National Average: $39,888

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 108 percent, News Producers in New York receive some of the highest pay in the country. News Producers will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+80 percent), Atlanta (+65 percent), Washington (+60 percent), and Houston (+32 percent). Albany ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 12 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 10 percent less in Jacksonville and 6 percent less in Fort Myers, below-median salaries for those in this field.

News Producer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a News Producer?

News Producer in Dallas:
Pros: Great city
Cons: traffic

News Producer in Washington:
Pros: A town well suited for journalism.
Cons: Can be self-centered.

News Producer in Abilene:
"Exciting and different every day."
Pros: I enjoy helping our viewers better understand the happenings in the community.
Cons: We are a low market and seem to be low on the priority of the company.

News Producer in Knoxville:
"Challenging."
Pros: I like how it offers something different everyday when I walk in.
Cons: The hectic hours and long work days at times.

News Producer in New York:
"The demands on time."
Know a foreign language and have good computer skills.

News Producer in New York:
"HIGH STRESS BUT GOOD CULTURE."
Pros: I LIKE MEETING PEOPLE AND WORKING ON HIGH LEVEL PROJECTS.
Cons: LESS TIME AT HOME OR WITH FAMILY. LESS TIME TO DO ANYTHING.

News Producer in Chicago:
"It is a."
Pros: Fast pace job. Investigation.
Cons: The hours.

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Key Stats for News Producer

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 208 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
4%

Experience Affects News Producer Salaries

▲101%

▲56%

▲20%

National Average
$40,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect News Producer Salaries

▲24%

Project Management
▲22%

script writing
▲21%

Online Research
▲10%

▲7%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▲4%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
▲4%

National Average
$40,000

Graphic Design
▼5%

▼11%


▼13%

News Writing
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 208 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 14%