Given the boom in digital viewing, an ever-expanding competitor base and ongoing industry consolidation, compensation practices in the digital, media and entertainment industry are dynamic and ever-changing. Digital supremacy is driving the creation of new job families and driving up salaries, bonuses and long-term incentives (LTIs) across the employment market. To compete in this intense war for talent, content developers rely upon C2HR’s Annual Compensation Surveys to provide industry-specific benchmarks on pay, amenities and a wide range of compensation factors for 656 positions at all levels in functions such as general management, programming, creative production, technical production, post production, remote operations, library, affiliate and media relations, community affairs, market research, digital distribution, advertising sales, affiliate advertising sales, advertising sales operations, legal and business affairs and G&A.
Thirty seven (37) companies — representing 153 networks and approximately 31,000 employees — are using the 2020 C2HR Survey data to understand salary differentials to benchmark compensation, to establish job architecture, rational pay levels and pay structures, and to make informed decisions about bonus plans and equity plans. Participant companies include all five national broadcast networks and all 20 of the most watched national cable networks, as well as companies who create content for internet channels.