July 13, 2015
Annual research by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) shows television newsroom salaries made gains in the past year (up 1.9%), while radio newsroom salaries slipped — off an average of 4.1% from year-to-year.
RTDNA’sannual 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, while reporters and web personnel were the most common new hires in radio.
Get more data and analysis of this year’s RTDNA survey HERE.