NFL Commentators Salary 2022

We know that the NFL is one of the highest expensive sports events in America and all over the world. NFL pays a swollen amount of money to each person who is related to the game in different ways. Much we’ve talked about players, coaches, team managers, match officiates, and others in our previous writings but in this episode, we’ll introduce you to sportscasters, and how much they make in a season. Like other athletes, an announcer also gets the highest salary according to their work experience. According to the different surveys, we come to know that an NFL commentator’s salary is $1 million to $4 million but some of them earn less than $1 million, and at the same time some of them earn $4 to more than $16 million. Actually, it depends on their experience and market value.

Announcers like Tory Aikman at ESPN, Tony Romo at CBS, and Kirk Herbstreit at Amazon Prime make more than $16 million USD annually.

In the following table, the current NFL sportscasters’ salary is provided. It is mentioned that the table consisted of 2022 NFL sportscasters of ESPN, NBC, Amazon Prime, CBS, and FOX. 

[NB: We have collected the information from many reliable sources]

NFL Commentators Salary 2022

Name Annual Salary Channel
Tory Aikman $18.5 Million ESPN
Tony Romo $18 Million CBS
Kirk Herbstreit $17 Million Amazon Prime
Joe Buck $15 Million ESPN
Al Michaels $15 Million Amazon Prime
Jim Nantz $10.5 Million CBS
Mike Tirico $10.5 Million NBC
Greg Olsen $7 Million FOX
Tom Rinaldo $2 Million FOX
Collinsworth $2 Million NBC
Kaylee Hartung $1.3 Million Amazon Prime
Tracy Wolfson $1 Million CBS
Lisa Salters $325,000 ESPN
Melissa Stark $70,000 NBC
Kevin Burkhardt $52,000 FOX


Tory Aikman

Former football player Tory after retiring from playing he began a career as a color commentator at FOX in 2001 and served there until 2021. Recently he left Fox and signed a five years contract with ESPN. He will get a total $90 million from ESPN in five years. He is the highest-paid comment in NFL among others. His annual salary is more than $18 million USD. Aikman’s contract is worth up to as much as $92.5 million. Three times Super Bowl winner is successful in the sportscasting profession as success as a footballer.

Tony Romo

Tony Romo is an American NFL sports analyst and a former football player who played for 14 seasons for Dallas Cowboys. The following year of his retirement CBS Sports hired him as a sports analyst for the telecast network. Former player Tony Romo will earn roughly $17 million per year with the network, making him the highest-paid NFL analyst in television history. Romo retired after the 2016 season and has since become one of the most highly regarded NFL analysts since John Madden.

Kirk Herbstreit

After a long period hosting at ESPN College GameDay he is appointed to Amazon Prime. American sports analysts Kirk Herbstreit gets more than $10 million per year from Amazon and his annual earnings is approximately $17 million which is really huge money for him. Herbstreit has won five Sports Emmy Awards in various categories. He also appeared annually as a commentator in EA Sports’ NCAA Football

Joe Buck

Joe Bick moved to ESPN after a long-time with FOX Sports from 1994 to 2022. Buck was hired by FOX at the age of 25. He is an American sportscaster. His father also was at the same job. He signed a five years deal with ESPN where he will get around $60 to $70 million in five years. He makes $12 to $15 per year. Buck’s net worth at $35 million, that’s pretty good for a sportscaster, the 53-year-old has also supplemented his income with a series of endorsement deals. 

Al Michaels

Al Michaels is an American popular tv person who is currently serving as play-by-play announcer of Thursday Night Football on Amazon Prime Video. He worked for a long time at NCB Sports. Michaels earns $11 million annually to cover 11 games in a season. Amazon’s initial offer to pay Michaels roughly $1 million per game means the veteran broadcaster is set to earn between $15 million and $16 million annually.


NB: This content is based on some authentic sources on the internet which may be updated at any time by the authority.

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