2021 Newspaper Compensation Study Results

Welcome to our 2nd annual Newspaper Sales Compensation Study. In partnership with America’s Newspapers and Editor & Publisher, Media Staffing Network is happy to share the important findings from our studies, and just in time for the upcoming budget process.

We conduct annual surveys to track changes that can keep owners and operators ahead of changing trends so they can attract, hire, and retain top sales talent.This year, we continue to see an impact on hiring from the pandemic, giving owners and operators a new set of challenges for attracting the best sales talent. Media Staffing Network also conducts annual surveys across media platforms - radio, television, and newspaper - to give media owners and operators insight into new and emerging compensation models that help them remain competitive. All studies are available on our website (mediastaffingnetwork.com).

We thank all who participated and welcome everyone to contribute to next year’s study. The more responses we receive, the more trends we can identify and share!


Click below to view study results.