Annual Compensation Surveys

Since 2002, CTHRA’s Annual Compensation Surveys have provided the cable and satellite industry with timely, industry-specific compensation benchmarks and analysis. Last year, 65 companies (16 MSOs and 49 programmers) participated in the surveys. Participants represented the majority of the industry’s employers, including all of the top 25 national cable networks, all five national broadcast networks, new content providers and seven of the eight largest cable operators (including one satellite delivery company). The survey results are industry-specific, providing an in-depth analysis of pay practices for nearly 150,000 incumbents, including both exempt and nonexempt positions ranging from technicians to top executives.

The Croner Company, a leading compensation consulting firm specializing in compensation plan design, compensation surveys and organizational design, develops the surveys and collects and analyzes the data, separating results into two participant categories: MSOs (cable and satellite) and programmers (cable programmers, broadcast networks, digital and other media companies). Given the highly confidential survey data, the results from any given company cannot be seen. Only summary information pertaining to all participants is available. This reporting approach complies with Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regulation and encourages participation without fear of exposing proprietary information to the public.

For additional information or to participate in this survey, contact Laurie Krashanoff of The Croner Company, at or 415.485.5521. 


Employee Benefits and Metrics Survey 

CTHRA is currently in the process of revamping its Employee Benefits and Metrics Surveys. For more information, please contact Pamela Williams.


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