Television Newscast Director Salary

Median pay for Television Newscast Directors in the United States is around $15.57 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Making up 78 percent of those who took the survey, male Television Newscast Directors greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$26,091 - $56,877
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MEDIAN: $40,913
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$10.89 - $23.99
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$0$56K
Salary $26,091 - $56,877
Total Pay (?
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$24,594 - $52,552
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 50
Hourly Data $0$32
Hourly Rate $10.89 - $23.99
Overtime $14.85 - $32.47
Annual Data $0$52K
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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$24,594 - $52,552
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 54

Job Description for Television Newscast Director

Television newscast directors are responsible for managing the planning, production, and presentation of television news shows and supervising news staff to ensure that the broadcast runs smoothly.

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Television Newscast Director Tasks

  • Direct fast paced and graphics heavy newscasts using state of the art systems and equipment.
  • Direct on-location, live field broadcasts for on-air and digital programs.
  • Direct the development of newscast program including weather, sports, special events projects, planning sweeps that is consistent with company's brand.
  • Oversee department budgeting, daily planning, gathering, preparation and presentation of news.
  • Supervise studio personnel and technical staff assigned to control room.

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Pay by Experience Level for Television Newscast Director

Pay by Experience for a Television Newscast Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Television Newscast Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 44 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Television Newscast Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 34 salaries. An experienced Television Newscast Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 37 salaries. A Television Newscast Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 15 salaries.

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Key Stats for Television Newscast Director

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
12%

Experience Affects Television Newscast Director Salaries

Late-Career
▲25%

Experienced
▲20%

Mid-Career
▲4%

National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
vision benefits
Vision: 76%
no benefits
None: 6%