Study: Palin made $15.85 per word at Fox News

According to an estimate by Smart Politics, Palin said over 189,000 words during her time as a contributor


Jillian Rayfield
January 28, 2013 10:58PM (UTC)

During her tenure at Fox News, Sarah Palin was paid an average of about $15.85 per word, according to an analysis by Smart Politics. Palin, who was a Fox News contributor for three years before parting ways with the network on Friday, was paid a reported $1 million per year.

From Smart Politics:

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A Smart Politics review of the more than 150 FOX broadcasts in which Sarah Palin appeared as a paid commentator from 2010 through 2012 finds that she spoke 189,221 words on air during this span, for an average pay rate of $15.85 per word.


Jillian Rayfield

Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at jrayfield@salon.com.

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