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Updated February 9, 2022
Average CNN Salary
$55,000 yearly
To create our salary estimates, Zippia starts with data published in publicly available sources such as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Foreign Labor Certification Data Center (FLC) Show More
$26.44 hourly

Entry level Salary
$28,000 yearly
10 %
90 %

How Much Does CNN Pay?

CNN employees earn an average of $55,926 per year, which is $26.89 an hour.

Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $28,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $111,000.

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Highest Paying Jobs At CNN

While the average employee salary at CNN is $55,926, there is a big variation in pay depending on the role. Some of the job titles with high salaries at CNN are Senior Producer, Senior Designer, Systems Engineer, and Editor, Freelance. A worker with the title Senior Producer salary at CNN can earn an average yearly salary of $123,063. To get a better sense of the salaries at CNN, other roles such as Photographer and Runner can be considered as well. For comparison, the title Photographer at CNN earns $23,967 per year.

Highest Paying Jobs At CNN

RankJob TitleAverage CNN SalaryHourly Rate
1Senior Producer$123,063$59.16
2Senior Designer$122,368$58.83
3Systems Engineer$105,591$50.76
4Editor, Freelance$103,652$49.83
5Audio Technician$95,970$46.14
6Systems Administrator$93,034$44.73
7Project Manager$91,894$44.18
9Graphic Artist$81,596$39.23
10Broadcast Engineer$78,920$37.94
11Audio Operator$77,515$37.27
12Technical Director$73,659$35.41
13Operations Manager$69,724$33.52
14Assignment Editor$68,059$32.72
15Video Editor$66,205$31.83
17Studio Control Operator$64,323$30.92
18Video Journalist$63,469$30.51
19Sales Planner$62,940$30.26
20Account Executive$61,876$29.75

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Average CNN Salaries By Locations

Cost of living can vary dramatically depending on the part of the country you're in. At CNN, the employees are paid different salaries depending on their location. The city that stands out for having the highest pay is Foster City, CA, where CNN pays its workers an average salary of $65,326. In New York, NY, CNN pays a lower average salary of $64,400.

Salaries By Location At CNN

RankLocationAverage CNN SalaryHourly Rate
1Foster City, CA$65,326$31.41
2New York, NY$64,400$30.96
3Woonsocket, RI$61,951$29.78
4Washington, DC$59,967$28.83
5East Hanover, NJ$56,319$27.08
6Phoenix, AZ$50,302$24.18
7Atlanta, GA$49,220$23.66
8Durham, NC$49,078$23.60
9Chicago, IL$48,474$23.30
10Frisco, TX$46,751$22.48
11Lauderhill, FL$42,821$20.59

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Average CNN Salaries By Department

How much you earn at CNN depends on your role, and the organizational function that you work in. Our data shows that employees in Engineering roles earn the highest wages at CNN, with an average yearly salary of $91,062. Employees working in the IT organizational function also get paid well, with an average yearly pay of $72,122. Departments that don't pay as well at CNN include the Facilities and Hospitality/Service organizational functions, with employees earning $33,849 and $36,797, respectively.

Salaries By Department At CNN

RankDepartmentAverage CNN SalaryHourly Rate

Best Paying CNN Sports/Entertainment Position Salaries

RankPositionAverage CNN SalaryHourly Rate
1Senior Producer$123,063$59.16
2Assignment Editor$68,059$32.72
3Desk Editor$54,592$26.25
4Associate Producer$52,557$25.27
5News Assistant$52,406$25.20
6News Anchor$52,199$25.10
7Production Assistant$35,367$17.00
8Production Internship$32,779$15.76

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Best Paying CNN Art/Design Position Salaries

RankPositionAverage CNN SalaryHourly Rate
1Editor, Freelance$103,652$49.83
2Audio Technician$95,970$46.14
3Creative Services Manager$93,297$44.85
4Graphic Artist$81,596$39.23
5Audio Operator$77,515$37.27
6Motion Graphics Artist$72,474$34.84
7Assistant Art Director$72,416$34.82
8Writer And Editor$68,661$33.01
9Video Editor$66,205$31.83
10Studio Control Operator$64,323$30.92
11Video Journalist$63,469$30.51
12Motion Graphics Designer$58,407$28.08
13News Specialist$56,980$27.39
14Graphic Designer$56,202$27.02
18Sports Anchor$44,081$21.19
19Freelance Journalist$42,719$20.54
20News Writer$39,965$19.21

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Best Paying CNN Marketing Position Salaries

RankPositionAverage CNN SalaryHourly Rate
1Media Manager$88,793$42.69
2Strategic Planning Analyst$85,364$41.04
3Communications Manager$78,646$37.81
4Copy Writer$68,336$32.85
5Event Coordinator$63,542$30.55
6Public Relations Assistant$43,499$20.91
8Media Coordinator$40,561$19.50
9Marketing Assistant$34,296$16.49
10Brand Representative$33,100$15.91
11Public Relations Internship$28,524$13.71
12Marketing Internship$26,707$12.84

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Highest Paying CNN Competitor Salaries

Some of the competitors of CNN are Univision Holdings, Nexstar Media Group, and The Christian Science Monitor. The average salaries at Univision Holdings rank the highest, with their employees earning an average salary of $58,165 per year. The salaries at Nexstar Media Group average $57,548 per year, and the salaries at The Christian Science Monitor come in at $57,249 per year.

Salaries By CNN Competitors

RankCompany NameZippia ScoreAverage Salary
1Univision Holdings4.8$58,165
2Nexstar Media Group4.5$57,548
3The Christian Science Monitor4.2$57,249
4National Public Radio4.8$56,370
5E! Entertainment Television4.3$55,679
9WTKR News 33.7$51,116
10Fox News4.7$50,381
11FOX Sports4.7$50,346
12Video Production Company3.9$50,138
14Documentary Channel3.8$50,018
15ABC News3.6$49,766
16Bay News 93.5$49,051
17NBC International3.6$49,014
20Voice of America4.3$44,536

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