RTE has released a list of the top ten highest paid presenters.
Ryan Tubridy tops the list for his work on The Late Late show on TV and his radio show, earning him €495,000 in 2015.
Ray D’Arcy and Joe Duffy come in second and third place respectively as the highest paid broadcasters.
Three women made the top ten list, Miriam O’Callaghan came in 4th with a salary of €299,000, while Marian Finucane and Claire Byrne also made the list.
You can check out the full list from 2015 earnings below.
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
The discussion around the gender pay gap remains prominent, with a review currently taking place by the Workplace Relations Commission due in September.
However, some of best known names in RTE reportedly won’t be included in the review.
Stars such as Marian Finucane, Miriam O’Callaghan, Joe Duffy and Ryan Tubridy will reportedly not be included in the review because they are hired through their own private companies and have negotiated separate contracts.