At $3 million per year, Chris Berman and Mike Tirico at ESPN are among those who earn 7 figures for their expertise in covering the network's most important sporting events.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for a spectator sports announcers as of May 2014 is $76,070.
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The broadcasting industry is composed of an extremely wide range of occupations, from management to production and technical work. Sports broadcasting is generally associated with reporting, commentary and analysis, often in an on-air or writing role. Sometimes known as sportscasters, individuals in these positions are frequently asked to research and select their content, write articles or scripts, and present their information on the air. Some sportscasters work in an announcer roll, giving play-by-play opinion and analysis while the sport is being broadcast.
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