TV NEWS PAY UP IN 2017, BUT NOT BY MUCH

When it comes to wages, working in tv news is a bit better than other industries in the long run.

But 2017 was a somewhat stagnant year.

According to an RTDNA-Hofstra University survey, over the past five years, salaries in tv news rose at a rate roughly double the rate of inflation.

But last year, wages went up just 2.7%

Salaries were up 4% in 2016 and 4.8% in 2015. The gains nationally were 2.9%.

Once again, reporters are paid significantly more money, overall, than MMJs.
The spread this year was $11,000.
Last year, it was $12,000.

To break it down further, news assistant and weather anchor salaries went down.

Wages for digital content directors, assignment editors, news and sports anchors all stayed the same.

Salaries for all other positions rose.

You can read the entire report here.

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