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Breakdown: Local TV News Salaries Increase

Looks like drinks are on you. A recent study from RTDNA/Hofstra University found that local TV news salaries rose 7.3% during 2010.

That increase is a far cry from the bad old days of two years ago, when salaries fell 4.4%.

Here’s a breakdown of current local TV news salaries based on research by RTDNA and Hofstra…

Average
Minimum Maximum
News Director
$95,600 $18,000 $300,000
Assistant ND 74,400 27,000 190,000
Managing Editor 65,200 26,000 145,000
Executive Producer 60,700 25,000 140,000
News Anchor 90,500 18,000 737,500
Weathercaster 70,900 18,000 300,000
Sports Anchor 60,800 17,000 300,000
News Reporter 40,100 16,000 201,500
Sports Reporter 35,900 19,000 120,000
Assignment Editor 40,600 18,000 80,000
News Producer 35,100 18,000 86,000
News Writer 34,800 15,000 79,000
News Assistant 30,000 14,000 50,000
Photographer 34,900 12,000 175,000
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