Broadcast News Analyst Salary and Wage Information

Wage Rate Low (<10%) Median (50%) High (>90%)
Hourly Wage $13.50 $29.10 $88.60
Annual Wage $28,000 $60,600 $186,500
  • "Low (<10%)" indicates that 10% of workers earned less and 90% earned more.
  • "Median (50%)" indicates that 50% of workers earned less and 50% earned more.
  • "High (>90%)" indicates that 90% of workers earned less and 10% earned more.
  • "N/A" indicates that data in not available
*The annual salary and wage data presented above represents U.S, Based workers with full-time employment and year-round schedules.

Additional Information
Broadcast News Analysts analyze and interpret news on radio and television news programs. They may be professional journalists, or they may be experts in a field other than journalism who are hired on a contractual basis to discuss a particular event or issue. Broadcast news analysts provide educated commentary and assessment of complex political, social, and economical issues as they relate to current events.

As of 2012, the median annual wage for broadcast news analysts was $60,460. The lowest ten percent of broadcast news analysts earned less than $28,000 a year, while the top ten percent earned more than $186,500 a year.

For the top five industries where broadcast news analysts and related workers are employed, the median annual salaries are as follows:

Broadcasting (Radio and Television) $85,000
Cable and Other Subscription Programming $97,500
Newspaper, Periodical, Book and Related Publications $85,000
Misc Information Services $63,000
Higher Education Institutions $62,200
The figures above are based on full time employment.

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