The average annual salary for a news anchor in the United States was $56,000 as of December 2014 PayScale data. The salary range is quite wide, though, with anchors earning between $30,000 and $130,000. Years of experience is a key factor in income for an anchor.
Some of the typical news anchor's salary comes from incentive pay such as bonuses and profit sharing. In some cases, these sources account for $15,000 to $30,000 of an anchor's annual salary. Medical, dental and vision insurance benefits are also normally included in an anchor's compensation package. Geography or place of residence is another factor impacting an anchor's pay.