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:
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.
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