Ray Hadley has been named the highest paid talent at the Nine Network, with his contract extension earning him a reported $9 million.
The 68-year-old talk back radio host will remain the morning show host at 2GB until the end of 2026, with the gig lining his pockets with around $3.5 million annually.
With the news of Hadley’s new contract making headlines, an insider at Media Diary has revealed what the other top talents at the Nine Network are earning in comparison.
The second highest paid personality at the network is reportedly comedian and Lego Masters host Hamish Blake, who rakes in around $2 million per year.
Coming in with salaries around the $1.5 million per year mark are the likes of Today host Karl Stefanovic, A Current Affair host Allison Langdon, 2GB breakfast host Ben Fordham and The Block host Scott Cam.
Earning between $1 million and $1.2 million reportedly include veteran 60 Minutes journalist Liz Hayes, The Hundred host Andy Lee, and 3AW presenters Neil Mitchell and Ross Stevenson.
Nine News journalist Peter Overton is said to make approximately $1 million a year, while Today co-host Sarah Abo and reality show host Sophie Monk are each said to net around $800,000.
While the network does not disclose the salaries of each personality, an individual’s annual pay is often leaked when star’s renegotiate their contracts.
When Lisa Wilkinson left the Nine Network in 2017 over a gender pay dispute, she reportedly signed a $2 million per year contract with Ten to co-host The Project.
Also defecting from Nine, Sonia Kruger is said to have signed a $1.3 million contract with Seven as the co-host of Dancing with the Stars.
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