RTE top earners Revealed

RTE top earners Revealed
Ryan Tubridy

Ryan Tubridy is RTE’s top earner as Ireland’s national broadcaster revealed the salaries of its top ten paid presenters, with figures from 2014 published.

The statistics also show that spending on wages is down by 40% from 2008 to 2014 on the top ten highest earners.

Tubridy, while top in 2014 with a salary of €495,000, is actually on €38,333 less than what he took home in 2008.

RTE top earners Revealed
Joe Duffy

But despite that, Tubridy was only the fourth highest paid in 2008, when Pat Kenny was the highest earning presenter at RTE, taking €950,967 that year.

He was followed by Gerry Ryan at €629,865, Marian Finucane at €570,000 and then the current Late Late presenter Tubridy at €533,333.

Interestingly however, Tubridy’s salary soared to €752,950 in 2012 before being cut back significantly. Joe Duffy came in second with earnings of €416,893, which is slightly more than his fees earned for 2008.

Marian Finucane received fees of €295,000 in third place, almost half her fees for 2008, while Miriam O’Callaghan took a pay-cut of roughly €20,000 from 2008.

RTE top earners Revealed
Marian Finucane

Top 10 RTE presenter salaries in 2014:

10. Derek Mooney – €168,871 (- €117,938 on 2008)

9. Colm Hayes – €169,992 (Not in 2008 top ten)

8. Richard Crowley – €174, 120 (Not in 2008 top ten)

7. George Lee – €179,031 (Not in 2008 top ten)

6. Bryan Dobson – €195,816 (Not in 2008 top ten)

5. Miriam O’Callaghan – €280,445 (-€21,222 on 2008)

4. Sean O’Rourke – €290,096 (+€71,440 on 2008)

3. Marian Finucane – €295,000 (-€275,000 on 2008)

2. Joe Duffy – €416,893 (+€8,004 on 2008)

1. Ryan Tubridy €495,000 (- €38,333 on 2008)

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