NPR's $300,000-Plus Hosts, According to IRS Return
The last time I looked at the salaries of NPR hosts and executives, as listed on the radio news outlet's IRS 990 forms, was back in November 2004.
Sure, the compensation packages and salaries were very generous, and I'm not the least bit surprised the NPR folks have increased their pay.
Although seeing rather enormous salaries and packages in the nonprofit news radio world gives me reason to consider how high the compensation must be at for-profit private radio news stations.
Here are the figures from the latest IRS 990 form for National Public Radio, FY 2005, just for the top five on-air hosts:
Contributions to benefit plan: $30,640
Contributions to benefit plan: $35,572
Contribution to benefit plan: $24,480
Contribution to benefit plan: $33,572
Contribution to benefit plan: $29,564
Comparable information for the executives of NPR is also presented in the IRS return and is similarly high, which you can read by clicking here.