BBC pay full list: Which stars are the top earners and what is their salary?

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The BBC’s biggest stars’ salaries have been revealed for the first time in the corporation’s annual report.

Altogether, the earnings of the 96 stars who earn more than £150,000 a year total almost £30m. 

The broadcaster’s big hitters such as Graham Norton, Chris Evans, Sue Baker and Andrew Marr all made the list.

Here’s the full list of the salaries of the biggest names of the journalists and presenters whose pay packets were published today.

Pay band in 2016/17 Star
£2,200,000-2,249,999 Chris Evans, Presenter
£1,750,000-£1,799,999 Gary Lineker, Presenter
£850,000-899,999 Graham Norton, Presenter
£700,000-749,999 Jeremy Vine, Presenter
£600,000-649,999 John Humphrys, Presenter
£550,000-599,999 Huw Edwards, Presenter
£500,000-549,999 Steve Wright, Presenter
£450,000-499,999 Claudia Winkleman, Presenter
  Matt Baker, Commentator and Presenter
£400,000-449,999 Alex Jones, Presenter
  Nicky Campbell, Presenter
  Stephen Nolan, Presenter
  Andrew Marr, Presenter
  Alan Shearer, Sport
£350,000-£399,999 Derek Thompson, Actor
  Fiona Bruce, Presenter
  Tess Daly, Presenter
  Vanessa Feltz, Presenter
  Nick Grimshaw, Presenter
  Simon Mayo, Presenter
£300,000-349,999 Nick Knowles, Presenter
  Sue Barker, Presenter
  Eddie Mair, Presenter
  Lauren Laverne, Presenter
£250,000-299,999 George Alagiah, Presenter
  Nick Robinson, Presenter
  Ken Bruce, Presenter
  Scott Mills, Presenter
  Trevor Nelson, Presenter
  Evan Davis, Presenter
  Brian Cox, Presenter
  Zoe Ball, Presenter
  Jason Mohammad, Presenter
  Amanda Mealing, Actor
£200,000 -249,999 Peter Capaldi, Actor
  Danny Dyer, Actor
  Emilia Fox, Actor
  David Jason, Actor
  Rosie Marcel, Actor
  Adam Woodyatt, Actor
  Gary Barlow, Contributor
  Len Goodman, Contributor
  Dannii Minogue, Contributor
  Bruno Tonioli, Contributor
  Alan Yentob, Presenter
  Victoria Derbyshire, Presenter
  Mishal Husain, Presenter
  Martha Kearney, Presenter
  Laura Kuenssberg, Correspondent
  Andrew Neil, Presenter
  Jon Sopel, Correspondent
  Mark Radcliffe, Presenter
  Mark Chapman, Presenter
  Jools Holland, Presenter
  Dan Walker, Presenter
  John Inverdale, Presenter
  Gabby Logan, Presenter
£150,000-199,999 Laurie Brett, Actor
  Letitia Dean, Actor
  Tameka Empson, Actor
  Guy Henry, Actor
  Linda Henry, Actor
  Scott Maslen, Actor
  Diane Parish, Actor
  Hugh Quarshie, Actor
  Jemma Redgrave, Actor
  Tim Roth, Actor
  Catherine Shipton, Actor
  Gillian Taylforth, Actor
  Lacey Turner, Actor
  Darcey Bussell, Contributor
  Mel Giedroyc, Presenter
  Craig Horwood, Contributor
  Paul Martin, Presenter
  Simon Schama, Presenter
  Justin Webb, Presenter
  Kirsty Wark, Presenter
  John Simpson, Correspondent
  Sophie Raworth, Presenter
  John Pienaar, Correspondent
  James Naughtie, Correspondent and Presenter
  Gavin Esler, Presenter
  Mark Easton, Correspondent
  Ben Brown, Presenter
  Jeremy Bowen, Correspondent
  Kamal Ahmed, Correspondent
  Adrian Chiles, Presenter
  Greg James, Presenter
  Shaun Keaveny, Presenter
  Moira Stuart, Presenter
  Jo Whiley, Presenter
  Naga Munchetty, Presenter and Contributor
  John McEnroe, Presenter and Commentator
  Jonathan Davies, Contributor
  Clare Balding, Presenter
  Jonathan Agnew, Presenter and Commentator


Chris Evans leaves a central London office after presenting his Radio 2 Breakfast show on the morning his pay packet was revealed (Getty)

What the men are paid

Chris Evans 

The former Top Gear presenter topped the list, being paid between £2.2 million and £2.249,999  during 2016 and this year. 

Gary Lineker

The Match of the Day presenter earned between £1.75 million and £1,799,999, making him the second highest paid star at the corporation.

Ahead of the release, Lineker joked: “where did I put my tin helmet.”


Pay: Gary Lineker earned less than Chris Evans (Leon Neal/AFP/Getty)

Graham Norton

Host of BBC One’s Graham Norton show came third, earning £850,000 to £899,999.

Jeremy Vine 

The BBC Radio 2 presenter earned between £700,000 and £749,999.


Jeremy Vine made the list (Getty Images)

John Humphrys 

Humphrys is on £600,000 to £649,999. The senior journalist came under fire for “grilling” Tennis star Johanna Konta on the Today Programme this week.

Huw Edwards 

Welsh BBC News anchor Edwards earned £550,000 to £599,999.

Steve Wright 

BBC Radio 2’s Wright earned £500,000 to £549,999.

Alan Shearer, Nicky Campbell, Stephen Nolan

Match of the day pundit Shearer, Radio 5 Live’s Campbell and Nolan all took home £400,000 to £449,999.

Eddie Mair

Scottish broadcaster Mair was on between £300,000 and £349,999.

John McEnroe

Presenter and commentator McEnroe was paid £150,000 to £199,999.

…and what the women are paid

Claudia Winkleman

The Strictly Come Dancing presenter is the highest paid female. She was paid £450,000 to £499,999.

Six men at the corporation received pay above her.


The BBC’s highest paid female star Claudia Winkleman’s pay was revealed (Dave Benett)

Sue Barker 

The Question of Sport host Barker earned between £300,000 and £349,999.


Sue Barker: (Getty Images for LTA)

Laura Kuenssberg 

The BBC political editor took home from £200,000 to £249,999.

Victoria Derbyshire

Derbyshire, who hosts her own morning show, took home the same as Kuenssberg – £200,000 to £249,999.

Gabby Logan

£200,000 to £249,999.

Mel Giedroyc 

The Bake Off presenter made the list. She was paid £150,000 to £199,999

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