TV Salaries Inch Up

Good news if you are an MMJ, not so good if you are a news manager. 

A RTNDA (RTDNA) research report shows that TV newsroom salaries are posting their biggest gains in years, with on-air talent and digital execs among those benefitting the most.

 The report shows TV salaries rose 4.8% during the last year.

Salaries for on-air talent, including reporters and multimedia journalists, and digital content managers are rising the most, the study shows.

But the last five years of median salary growth has not been spread out equally throughout the newsroom, the research finds. The salaries of middle managers—managing editors, executive producers, producers and news assistants—are more stagnant, RTDNA says.

New staffers, however, are starting off making more money than they were last year. TV starting salaries are up $1,100.