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UK Entertainment Industry Survey

The Croner Entertainment Survey – International, launched in 2022, is conducted annually to provide aggregated competitive compensation information for large film studios, smaller film studios, and companies that produce entertainment content distributed in theaters or across television and digital networks in locations in the United Kingdom, Europe and Canada. Other international areas may be reported if sufficient data is submitted.

The Survey serves as an international benchmark compensation resource for studio production and distribution positions in the film, television and music entertainment industries.

Download the Survey Position Grids here:
Croner ENT-I Position Grids

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Participant Companies

2022 Invited Participant Companies:

A+E Networks
Amazon.com, Inc.
Apple Inc.
Boat Rocker Media
Condé Nast, Inc.
Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution
Google LLC
Lucasfilm Ltd.
NBCUniversal Media, LLC
Netflix, Inc.
Publicis Groupe
Skydance Animation
Sony Pictures Entertainment
The Walt Disney Company
The Walt Disney Studios
Universal Music Group
Vice Media Group
Warner Bros. Discovery
Warner Music Group


Position Grids & Job Families Reported

Click here to view a PDF of the full list of positions surveyed, by job family and by level: Croner ENT-I Position Grids

List of Job Families:

Creative Development
Content Acquisition
Producing (Regional / Local)
Content Curation
Content Operations

Physical Production
Talent Relations
Production Payroll

Production Finance and Analysis
Production Finance / Estimating
Production Accounting

Post Production
Post Production Management
Video Editing
Audio / Sound Editing
Visual Effects
Translation and Localization

Digital Marketing
Direct to Consumer Marketing
Audience Acquisition

Marketing and Creative Services
Creative Design
Creative Services

Market Research
Consumer Insight / Analytics
Market Research

Data Analytics
Digital Analytics
Data Science

Media Planning / Buying
Media Planning / Buying


Sales and Distribution – International
Sales / Distribution (Country)
Sales / Distribution (Multi-Country
Content Licensing and Acquisition

Sales Planning and Operations
Sales Planning
Revenue Planning and Analytics

Media Quality Assurance
Media Quality Assurance

Legal and Business Affairs
Business Affairs
Legal / Business Affairs Administration
Contract Administration
Corporate Planning / Investor Relations

Music Development
Publishing Artists and Repertoire (A&R)
Label Artists and Repertoire (A&R)
Artists and Repertoire (A&R) Administration / Operations
Artist Management / Artist Relations


Information Technology
Information Technology
Applications Development
Technical Project Management
Production Technology

Environmental Health and Safety

Corporate Development
Corporate Development

Production Finance and Accounting
Production Finance
Production Estimating
Production Accounting

Human Resources
Human Resources
Talent Acquisition

Administrative Assistant
Administrative Assistant

Position Data Collected and Reported

See compensation data elements reported for each position by viewing samples here:
Sample Position Information ENT - Exec, IC

The Compensation Data Report covers the following compensation elements for each position:

  • Number of Incumbents Reported
  • Number of Companies with Match
  • Geographic Composition
  • Total Average Supervised
  • STI Eligibility
  • STI Awards Received
  • STI Targets
  • LTI Eligiblity
  • LTI Awards Received
  • Base Salary
  • Target Total Cash Compensation
  • Actual Total Cash Compensation
  • Actual Cash Awards as Percentage of Base Salary
  • Annualized NPV of LTI Awards
  • Total Direct Compensation
  • Differentials (of average pay between organization levels by job family category)

Data Cuts Reported Where Relevant:

Company Revenues

Specialty / Scope for selected positions, including:
Head of Function
Senior Level
Benchmark Level
Feature Films
Entire Show
Social Media
Manages Staff
Individual Contributor

Tenure - Eligible for a full year of awards

Survey Schedule

Survey Planning Meeting:
April 21, 2022

Survey Questionnaire Distribution:
Mid June

Data Effective Date:
June 1

Completion Deadline:
July 30

Full Report of Results Publish Date:

Salary Budgets Survey Supplement:

Participation Fee

The 2022 Survey Participation Fee is $5,500.
Participation entitles your organization to receive the 2022 Full Report of Results, which includes the Compensation Data Report (xls) along with the Salary Budget Survey Supplement conducted in August.

Additional Custom Analytical Reports Available to Survey Participants
For an additional fee, a participant company may select a subset of companies from the participant list for a custom rerun of the data made up only of the list of companies selected. A minimum of ten companies is required for a custom report.

A custom rerun of the full dataset, including all additional cuts reported for each position such as geographic or scope, is $1,500. A custom rerun that includes the "All Incumbents" line of data by position (no additional cuts reported) is $750.

Register to Participate

To register your company for participation in this Survey or to ask questions about participation, please email us at info@croner.com.


The Croner Company conducts this Survey as an independent third party to ensure the confidentiality and consistency of the data provided. All data are held in strict confidence and are reported only in summary form. No attribution is made to any specific data from any participating companies. The Croner Company aggregates data using DOJ "Safe Harbor Guidelines" to ensure full regulatory compliance of the Survey report.

Survey reports are distributed only to participants and all participants are required to sign an agreement that confirms they will abide by our confidentiality standards.