Since 2002, our Annual Compensation Surveys have provided timely, industry-specific compensation benchmarks and analysis.

“C2HR’s Annual Compensation Surveys uncover market pressures and valuable metrics that participating employers can use to ensure competitive compensation strategies,” said Pamela Williams, CAE, C2HR’s Executive Director.

There were 59 participants in the 2018 surveys representing more than 200,000 employees.  The participant companies in the report represent the majority of industry employers including the largest MSOs, all five national broadcast networks, all 20 of the most watched national cable networks, as well as companies who create content for internet channels, regional cable and telecommunications operators and home security companies. For additional information or to participate in a 2019 survey, please contact Laurie Krashanoff or 415.485.5521.


The Croner Company, a leading compensation consulting firm, develops the surveys and collects and analyzes the data, separating results into two participant categories: distributors (MSO, satellite, telecommunications and home security companies) and programmers (cable programmers, broadcast networks and digital content creators). Given the highly confidential survey data, the results from any given company cannot be seen. Only summary information pertaining to all participants is available. This reporting approach complies with Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regulation and encourages participation without fear of exposing proprietary information to the public.

2018 Survey Participants


Altice USA Inc. Inc.

AMC Networks Inc.



BBC Studios Americas Inc.

Blizzard Entertainment Inc.

Cable One Inc.

CBS Corporation - CBS Television

CBS Corporation - Showtime Networks Inc.

Charter Communications Inc.

Comcast Cable Communications Inc.

Cox Communications Inc.

Crown Media Holdings Inc.

Discovery Inc.

Disney ABC Television Group -Disney ABC Cable Networks Group

Disney ABC Television Group - Disney ABC Television


Fanduel Group (TVG Network)

Fox Networks Group Inc. - Fox Broadcasting Company

Fox Networks Group Inc. - Fox Cable Networks Group

Fox News Network LLC

Fuse Media

Game Show Network LLC

Google LLC

Home Box Office Inc.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Hulu LLC


ION Media Networks Inc.

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Madison Square Garden

Mediacom Communications Corporation

MLB Network LLC

National Basketball Association

National Football League

NBCUniversal Media LLC

NBCUniversal - NBCUniversal Cable Networks, Comcast Programming

Public Broadcasting Service

QVC Inc.

RCN Telecom Services LLC

Red Bull Media House North America Inc.

Sony Pictures Entertainment

Starz Entertainment LLC

TDS Broadband Service LLC

The E.W. Scripps Company

Turner Broadcasting System Inc.

Univision Communications Inc.

Verizon Communications Inc.


Viacom Media Networks

Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. - The CW Television Network

Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. - WBTV

World Wrestling Entertainment Inc.