Weekend Anchor Salary

The average salary for a Weekend Anchor is $34,176 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

$24,588 - $89,873
$25K
$41K
$90K
MEDIAN: $41,132
10%
50%
90%

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$12.48 - $18.00
$14
MEDIAN: $13.87
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$0$89K
Salary $24,588 - $89,873
Total Pay (?
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$24,438 - $86,146
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 26
Hourly Data $0$30
Hourly Rate $13.87
Overtime $24.42
Annual Data $0$86K
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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$24,438 - $86,146
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 9

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Job Description for Weekend Anchor

Weekend anchors are newscasters who work primarily on Saturdays and/or Sundays. They are the on-air employees who deliver news to their broadcasting stations' audiences and they may cover global, national, or local events for a broadcasting station.

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Weekend 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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Key Stats for Weekend Anchor

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Weekend Anchor Salaries

Mid-Career
▲29%

Experienced
▲25%

National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
▼22%

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
no benefits
None: 25%
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