The average salary for a news anchor in the United States is around $66,880 per year.
This is 38% above the national average. Updated in 2018.
News anchors earn an average yearly salary of $66,880. Wages typically start from $27,370 and go up to $200,180.
News anchor earnings by seniority
Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.
News anchor salary by state
|State Name||Average Salary|
|District of Columbia||$93,890|
How much does a News Anchor earn?
A news anchor salary depends upon the size of the market in which you're employed, the amount of education you've completed, and the employer for whom you work. According to PayScale.com, news anchors earned between $30,773 and $129,253 a year in January 2016.
In order to get the highest salary possible, it is wise to consider pursuing an bachelor's degree and possibly a master's degree in journalism, English, communications or a related field. Experience, which can also include internships, is also very important.
Working for large national news markets will earn you a higher salary, which are typically found in major cities and metropolitan areas. Entry-level news anchors usually start out in a small market that may not pay as much but may serve as a stepping stone for advancement.
How do news anchor salaries compare to similar careers?
News anchors earn about the same as related careers in the United States. On average, they make more than producers.
|News anchor salary||$67K|
|Talent agent salary||$66K|
|Talent director salary||$72K|
Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)