July 1, 2006

Local TV Median Salaries, by Market Size

Mkt 1-25 Mkt 26-50 Mkt 51-100 Mkt 101-150 Mkt 151+
News Director 120000 130000 80000 65000 53000
Asst. News Dir. 110000 80000 55000 47000 36500
Mng. Editor 80800 60000 49000 45000 41500
Exec. Producer 71300 62400 45000 36500 30000
News Producer 45000 37000 29800 23300 21500
News Anchor 115000 107500 37500 45000 30500
Weathercaster 108000 90000 59000 41300 30000
Sports Anchor 89800 80000 45000 33000 26000
Internet Specialist 47000 40000 36300 25000 35000

News directors, not anchors, make the highest salaries in local TV newsrooms of all market sizes.