“It’s always very embarrassing,” Miriam O’Callaghan speaks out about salary reveal

The highest paid presenters in RTE were revealed this week.

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Miriam O’Callaghan has spoken out about RTE’s recent salary reveal.

This week, the public service broadcaster revealed their top 10 highest paid broadcasters.

Three women were included on the list, with Miriam sitting as the highest paid female broadcaster at  number 4 on the list.

The journalist how now admitted that the reveal is “embarrassing” but added that she is use to it now.

It’s always very embarrassing to be honest,” she told the Irish Independent.

“It’s difficult for it not to be when the figures go out there, but it’s happened to me for years so I’m used to it.”

The presenter works on various projects for RTE across radio and television.

“I try to work as hard as I can,” she said.

“I’m in the middle of my chat show, ‘Prime Time’, I do my radio show and that’s all I can say really. I try my best to work hard.”

Miriam works across TV and radio for RTE
Miriam works across TV and radio for RTE

RTE has come under fire in recent weeks for it’s pay gap between genders, with various employees speaking out about it.

“It’s such a complicated issue. I’m now the highest paid woman at RTÉ and for that I’m very grateful,” Miriam explained.

“I’ve never suffered any discrimination in RTÉ myself.

“I’d love to see more women in the top. There’s three in the top 10 this year, and that is great.

“There’s Claire, myself and Marian and I think when we get to five that’s excellent and maybe one day we’ll get to six and the world won’t end.”

The list of highest paid broadcasters in 2015 including Ryan Tubridy at the top spot, and other well known names being paid between €495,000 and €188,803.

1. Ryan Tubridy – €495,000
2. Ray D’Arcy – €400,000
3. Joe Duffy – €389,988
4. Miriam O’Callaghan – €299,000
5. Marian Finucane – €295,000
6. Sean O’Rourke – €290,113
7. Claire Byrne – €201,500
8. Nicky Byrne – €200,583
9. Bryan Dobson – €195,913
10. Darragh Maloney – €188,803

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