Fox News contributor salaries revealed by Trump staffers
Salary standardization across industries is essentially non-existent, with differentiated earnings per workers with the same title often kept secretive and and ever-changing in today’s corporate world.
One of the biggest industries where salaries remain a mystery is that of big-time news networks, where on-air contributors are paid across a wide range of money that's contingent on the level of demand for their air-time, level of total experience and other contributing factors.
When it comes to Fox News, this seems to be especially prevalent.
But since it’s no surprise that many members of the Trump administration have spent ample time throughout their careers working for the network, we might finally be getting a look at just how much these contributors are (and were) making.
At least 10 members of Trump’s administration have worked for the network in some capacity, mostly as on-air contributors, and only eight were forced to file financial disclosure forms.
The Hollywood Reporter broke down the salaries among all eight staffers, the lowest being a measly one-month stint on Fox News for $4,321 with the highest paid worker earning a whopping $569,423 for his work as a contributor.
Not included on the list are former Fox News contributors Mercedes Schlapp (White House senior adviser for strategic communications) and Ben Carson (Secretary of Housing and Urban Development) as they did not disclose that information on documents filed.
Here’s the full breakdown of how much Trump staffers made during their time at Fox News: