Dr Mumbo

ABC journos and management earn a dime or even two

Screen Shot 2013-11-20 at 9.03.17 AMAs ABC journalist Sally Sara tweeted this morning there is only one story that all of the ABC and (truth be told) most Australian journalists will be talking about today…

And that is The Australian’s report on the salaries of the ABC senior management and the public broadcaster’s on-air talent

Dr Mumbo notes that the documents reveal that ABC managing director Mark Scott earns more than $678,000 dollars that might be a lot but its also worth noting that it is less than a quarter of what his Seven counterpart Tim Worner’s $2.6m salary let alone David Gyngell who with the looming IPO is set to pocket a package of around $10m a year.

For the record, Dr Mumbo enjoyed picking through the salary’s of the top on-air talent. He is sure next year’s ABC salary negotiations will be interesting now that everyone at the ABC knows about Tony Jones’s $350,000 salary (congrats btw Tony on topping the list).

But now that all the ABC’s top salaries are public Dr Mumbo wonders if there if there won’t a few ABC on-air talent wondering whether they wouldn’t be more valued (and better remunerated) at their commercial rivals. 

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