C2HR Content Developers Compensation Survey

C2HR Content Developers Survey

The C2HR Content Developers Compensation Survey (formerly the C2HR Cable Programmers / Broadcast Networks Compensation Survey) is a compensation survey conducted annually to provide industry-specific benchmarks for salaries, incentives and other compensation components to digital content creators, cable programmers and broadcast networks.

The Survey invites participation from cable programmers, broadcast networks, digital media and technology companies, on demand and internet streaming content providers or other content companies with related programming positions. The Survey has served as the benchmark resource for industry compensation professionals since its inception in 2002.

Survey Participation Inquiries

To inquire about Survey participation and access to results, contact The Croner Company today.

World-Class Participants

Thirty-eight companies – representing 162 networks and streaming services and approximately 30,000 employees – are using the 2023 Croner C2HR Survey Results to understand salary differentials to benchmark compensation; to establish job architecture, rational pay levels and pay structures; and to make informed decisions about bonus plans and equity plans.

Participant companies include all five national broadcast networks and the most watched national cable networks, as well as companies who create streaming content.

All organization levels are reported in functions such as general management, programming, creative production, technical production, post production, remote operations, library, affiliate and media relations, community affairs, market research, digital distribution, advertising sales, affiliate advertising sales, advertising sales operations, legal and business affairs and G&A.

Valuable Data for Critical Decisions

Participant companies use our Survey results to understand salary differentials, benchmark sector-specific compensation, establish rational pay levels and pay structures and make well-informed decisions about their competitive bonus plans and equity plans.

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Position Data Query
  • C2HR Content Developers Compensation Survey participation includes access to Croner’s Position Data Query on our survey web portal.

  • This interactive tool allows users to select a position along with cuts of the data, and then a printer-friendly page of selected results will be immediately available.

  • CLICK HERE to view a sample of the Position Data Query, including the types of cuts available by position and the presentation format.

Significant Features

Of the C2HR Content Developers Compensation Survey
  • Over 162 networks and streaming services, five broadcast networks and others delivering programming via digital streaming rely on the results to attract and retain key employees

  • More than 769 positions cover full range of industry-specific jobs at all levels, from executive to independent contributor

  • Policies and Practices reported include short-term and long-term incentive plans, ad sales incentive plans and amenities offered

  • Tools for Analysis include Paired Comparison and Titles Matched reports

  • Interim Merit Budget Survey conducted in August included in participation fee

  • Results delivered via secure online data portal, which allows for customizable excel spreadsheets and presentation-ready reports for every position

  • Annual Trends Report presented to participants at annual Survey Planning Meeting

Key Dates and Survey Pricing

2024 Survey Schedule

Survey Planning Meeting: January 2024

Questionnaire Distribution: March

Data Effective Date: March 1

Questionnaire Due Date: April

Full Report of Results Published: September

Report of Results Webinar: September

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Content & Connectivity Human Resources

Content & Connectivity Human Resources members benefit from exceptional educational, networking and industry resources. Companies who are not members of Content & Connectivity Human Resources are encouraged to join. To learn more, please visit the Content & Connectivity Human Resources website at c2hr.com.

Confidentiality Yields Quality Results

The Croner Company conducts all of our surveys as an independent third party. You can trust us. We have many decades of experience successfully ensuring the security, confidentiality and consistency of the data we provide.


All participant submissions are processed securely and held in strict confidence. Survey results are reported only in summary form; no attribution is made to any specific data from any participating entities.

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Survey results are distributed only to the participants in each survey. All participants are required to sign an agreement that confirms they will abide by our confidentiality standards.

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