Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Survey Shows Slight Salary Increase For Radio, TV News

The latest RTDNA/Hofstra University Annual Survey found that local television news salaries rose by 4% in 2016.

That's a bit less than last year’s 4.8%, but still almost double the level of inflation in 2016: 2.1%. That means TV news salaries gained 1.9% purchasing power this past year… on top of the previous year’s 3.5% net increase. A big improvement over the last few earlier years.

Radio salaries rose 2.3% from last year. That’s less than last year’s 3.1% increase… but far better than the two previous years. Factor in low inflation of 2.1%, and radio salaries barely budged in the last year.

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