Men still dominate BBC's list of top earners

Esequiel Farfan
Julio 11, 2018

The corporation has changed this year's list to reveal figures in bands of £10,000, as opposed to last year's brackets of £50,000.

The BBC's latest list of highest paid salaries revealed that Gary Lineker has surpassed Chris Evans as the top earner in the financial year 2017/18, with him receiving between £1.75m-£1.76m.

Claudia Winkleman remains the BBC's top paid woman, earning £370,000-£379,999.

Wimbledon presenter Sue Barker, meanwhile, takes home £190,000-£199,999 for her work at SW19, Queen's, ATP World Tour Finals and the Australian Open.

Eight more women are included on the list of earners above £150,000 this year, including Newsnight's Emily Maitlis, who is now on £220,000-£229,999, Europe editor Katya Adler, and Radio 4 presenter Sarah Montague.

This is the second consecutive year that the broadcaster has disclosed the earnings of the on-air talent making over £150,000 annually.

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And there are other presenters whose earnings come from across the BBC and partly from sport.

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The corporation has also published the detail of which programmes the stars have worked on, in the hopes this will "help ensure that more informed comparisons can be made", according to a BBC source.

The corporation has insisted that it is getting closer to ending a highly publicised pay gap, but you still have to scroll through a list of a dozen men before you get to the highest paid woman - Claudia Winkleman. We're trying to get a balanced range of men and women and their pay right across the organisation.

"I'm focusing on that because these things take time and to begin to change the dynamics of what people are paid takes time, it's important we focus on where we are now right here which is why 60/40 matters..."

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