Salaries are one of those topics we all love to discuss (unless we're asked to reveal our own). So I won't pretend I wasn't curious about what the senior IT staff at the ABC earn.
The figures for 2011-2012 were revealed in an article at the Australian which discusses salaries for both on-air and off-air staff. The Australian breathlessly headlined its piece "On air and off, the ABC spares no expense on its stars", which is not that surprising given the paper's years-long campaign to sledge the ABC at every possible opportunity.
That claim that people are overpaid doesn't seem justified for the technology workers, though. These are the technology salaries revealed in the article for IT-related positions:
|Director ABC Innovation||$334,225|
|Deputy Director Technology||$198,700|
We noted yesterday that a typical CIO in Sydney could receive as much as $350,000 right now. Against that background, those figures don't seem particularly excessive.
On air and off, the ABC spares no expense on its stars [The Australian via TV Tonight]