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What is the average salary for News Anchors in the United States?

News Anchors earn an average hourly wage of $40.57. Hourly wages typically start from $13.56 and go up to $87.73. News Anchors earn an average salary of $84,380 per year. Salaries typically start from $28,210 and go up to $182,470.

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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Highest

The top 10% of News Anchors in the United States earn:

$87.73 an hour $182,470 per year
Senior

The top 25% of News Anchors in the United States earn:

$49.69 an hour $103,360 per year
Experienced

The top 50% of News Anchors in the United States earn:

$29.54 an hour $61,450 per year
Junior

The bottom 25% of News Anchors in the United States earn:

$18.58 an hour $38,650 per year
Starting

The bottom 10% of News Anchors in the United States earn:

$13.56 an hour $28,210 per year

Historical salary for News Anchors in the United States

News Anchor salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
News Anchor Salary in Oklahoma $53.85 $112,000 # 1
News Anchor Salary in Colorado $51.06 $106,210 # 2
News Anchor Salary in Arizona $50.11 $104,230 # 3
News Anchor Salary in Massachusetts $47.51 $98,820 # 4
News Anchor Salary in Illinois $43.73 $90,970 # 5
News Anchor Salary in Virginia $40.98 $85,230 # 6
News Anchor Salary in Alabama $38.75 $80,590 # 7
News Anchor Salary in North Carolina $38.59 $80,260 # 8
News Anchor Salary in California $38.51 $80,100 # 9
News Anchor Salary in New York $38.50 $80,080 # 10
News Anchor Salary in Indiana $38.42 $79,910 # 11
News Anchor Salary in Texas $38.38 $79,820 # 12
News Anchor Salary in Maryland $37.55 $78,110 # 13
News Anchor Salary in Kentucky $37.46 $77,910 # 14
News Anchor Salary in Maine $37.10 $77,170 # 15
News Anchor Salary in Minnesota $34.46 $71,690 # 16
News Anchor Salary in Utah $34.46 $71,680 # 17
News Anchor Salary in Idaho $34.38 $71,500 # 18
News Anchor Salary in South Carolina $34.35 $71,440 # 19
News Anchor Salary in Tennessee $33.79 $70,270 # 20
News Anchor Salary in Mississippi $33.36 $69,380 # 21
News Anchor Salary in Arkansas $31.49 $65,490 # 22
News Anchor Salary in Wisconsin $31.37 $65,240 # 23
News Anchor Salary in District of Columbia $30.38 $63,190 # 24
News Anchor Salary in Oregon $28.93 $60,180 # 25
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics