The median salary for television news anchors in the United States is $56,864 as of 2015, according to PayScale. Factors that influence salaries include a news anchor’s location, career length and network.
The market size also affects the salary of television news anchors. Anchors who broadcast in large markets with a wider audience earn more money than broadcasters in smaller markets. The popularity of the news anchor also affects her salary. The more popular television the news anchor, the more she is likely to earn. News anchors earn bonuses, and some stations offer profit-sharing programs that affect salaries. Profit-sharing programs and bonuses can range from $15,000 per year to $49,000 per year.