News Folks: How Does Your Pay Stack Up Against The National Average?

The annual Radio-TV Digital News Association’s annual salary report is out and the bottom line is, things are about the same.

This is what the Association itself says about this year’s annual report: “Research by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) shows television newsroom salaries made gains in the past year, while radio newsroom salaries slipped. TV salaries were up an average 1.9 percent, and radio salaries were down an average of 4.1 percent. The annual salary survey also showed a growing gap between reporters and multimedia journalists (MMJs), with MMJs being paid significantly less than reporters in all market sizes.

Overall, salaries have been pacing at or above inflation for most positions, but news producers and web-related positions have not. Starting pay for entry-level employees in radio and television rose slightly in the past year, with MMJs and news producers being the most frequent new hires in television; reporters and web personnel were the most common new hires in radio.

The number of newsroom employees under contract with non-complete agreements held steady from the previous year.”

You can read the entire report at the link above.

Posted by Tim Morrissey