Who Are The Highest Paid ESPN Personalities?

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How many times have you been watching a football game and thought, "I could do such a better job calling the shots than these anchors on TV!!!"? Who among us hasn't dreamed of getting paid to sit at the Sportscenter desk and talk about sports all day and night long. Basically to get paid way more than you currently make to do what you already do with your friends and co-workers all day long.

If you read our recent article about Jon Gruden,  you know that the former NFL coach makes a cool $6.5 million a year for his services on Monday Night Football. Not too shabby! Of course, to make $6.5 million like Gruden, it helps to be a former Super Bowl winning coach with an entertaining and fiery personality. If that sounds like you, a multi-million payday might be in your future.

If that is not you, don't worry. You can still make REALLY good money talking sports for ESPN… if you can somehow land the gig. Want proof? Below is a list of the highest paid current ESPN personalities…


ESPN Anchor Salaries:

#26: Jonathan Coachman – $500 thousand

#25: Jay Crawford – $600 thousand

#24: Robert Flores – $700 thousand

#23: Neil Everett – $700 thousand

#22: Cari Champion – $1 million

#21: Rece Davis – $1 million

#20: Adam Schefter – $1.2 million

#19: Trent Dilfer – $1.3 million

#18: Chris Fowler – $1.5 million

#17: Lindsay Czarniak – $1.5 million

#16: Skip Bayless$2 million

#15: Stephen A. Smith$2 million

#15: Kirk Herbstreit – $2 million

#14: Jay Bilas – $2 million

#13: Karl Ravech – $2 million

#12: Steve Levy – $2 million

#11: Merril Hoge- $2.5 million

#10: Hannah Storm – $2.5 million

#9: Mike Tirico – $3 million

#8: Linda Cohn – $3 million

#7: Kenny Mayne – $3 million

#6: Scott Van Pelt- $4 million

#5: Tony Kornheiser – $4 million

#4: Brent Musburger – $4 million

#3: Michael Wilbon – $4 million

#2: Chris Berman – $5 million

#1: Jon Gruden$6.50 million

Clearly, even if you're not a world-famous Super Bowl champion like Gruden, it's still possible to make a ton of money working at ESPN. Although, the network does seem to prefer hiring recently retired players. If that's not in the cards for you, don't fret! You just have to get your dream ESPN job the hard way. You have to go to college, study broadcast journalism, and cross your fingers you some day get called up to the big leagues!

Articles Written by Travis Pulver
Travis, a native Texan, has been blogging about sports for the last seven years. His passion is bringing the best and most interesting stories to light for the enjoyment of the public. He currently lives in Indiana (loves basketball, but hates going to the Indy 500) with his wife and two adorable kids. Feel free to follow him on Twitter and check out his website FatManWriting.com.
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