March 12, 2007

Salary Comparisons Over Time

1995 2000 2005
News Director 48000 65000 75000
Asst. News Dir. 42000 54500 62500
Mng. Editor 43000 50000 60000
Exec. Producer 39000 48500 49500
News Producer 22000 26000 29000
News Anchor 43000 47500 58500
Weathercaster 36000 44500 50000
Sports Anchor 32500 35000 40000
Internet Specialist 35000 35000

News directors historically have made more at the local level than anchors, weathercasters or other management.