RTÉ Radio 1 is the place to be in Irish radio if you want to be a top earner in the industry, with the top 6 places filled by presenters at the station.
Ryan Tubridy was the highest paid presenter at RTÉ in 2016, according to the latest published figures.
Ryan was on €495,000, up €50k from 2015 to 2016, for his daily radio show and hosting the Late Late Show on TV.
In second place on the top earners list was Ray D’Arcy earning €450,000 – a €50,000 increase on his 2015 pay. Radio 1’s Joe Duffy is third on the list having earned €389,988 in 2016. Colleagues Sean O’Rourke, Marian Finucane and Miriam O’Callaghan take 4th, 5th and 6th place.
Here’s the Top 10 list in order:
Ryan Tubridy: €495,000
Ray D’Arcy: €450,000
Joe Duffy: €389,988
Sean O’Rourke: €308,964
Marian Finucane: €300,617
Miriam O’Callaghan: €299,000
Claire Byrne: €216,000
Bryan Dobson: €198,146
George Hamilton: €186,195
Mary Wilson: 185,679