The salaries being paid to RTE’s top presenters have long been the cause of controversy. But it has emerged that more than 100 of the station’s staffers are also in receipt of six-figure salaries, despite RTÉ’s continued reliance on the taxpayer.
New figures published by RTÉ show that 117 members of staff enjoyed a six-figure salary in 2020.
In fact, 22 staffers earned between €150,000 and €250,000, another 95 earned between €100,000 and €150,000.
In the same year, an additional 176 RTÉ staff earned between €80,000 and €100,000.
The enormous wages don’t include the eye-watering sums paid to RTÉ’s top earners including Ryan Tubridy, Joe Duffy and Ray D’Arcy whose salaries are independently contracted.
RTÉ says the average wage earned by staff is €60,753 and that it is continuing to seek cuts in costs.