March 13, 2006

Local TV Median Salary Comparisons Over Time

1994 1999 2004
News Director 45600 59000 73000
Asst. News Dir. 40600 54000 60000
Mng. Editor 37500 50000 55000
Exec. Producer 34800 49000 50000
News Producer 21200 25000 30000
News Anchor 43600 45000 55500
Weathercaster 37500 40000 50000
Sports Anchor 33700 35000 40000
Internet Specialist 30000 37500

From 1994 to 2004, local news directors earned more than either news anchors and weathercasters.