The National Basketball Association (NBA) is one of the major sports leagues in the world. It is the third most popular league in the United States. The league has given us legends like Micheal Jordan, Lebron James etc. But, the NBA is not all about players, numerous people contribute to its success and one such group of people is commentators. The salary of NBA Commentators is quite low what players are paid but its highest compared to other sports. Stephen Smith is the highest-paid NBA commentators with an average annual salary of $10 Million.
A commentator is the voice of the game, they are known for their poetic way of describing historical events. The beauty of the game is glorified with the voice of the commentators. Stephen A. Smith is the most popular and highest-paid commentator in the NBA. This article will reveal the salary of all the NBA Commentators.
Highest Paid NBA Commentators List
|Name||Annual Salary||Position||Contracted Channel|
|Stephen Smith||10 Million USD||Commentator and Analyst||ESPN|
|Bob Costas||7 Million USD||Match Commentator and Host||WGN-TV, CBS, NBC Sports|
|Mike Greenberg||6.5 Million USD||Studio Analyst||ESPN, ABC|
|Tony Kornheiser||6 Million USD||Studio Analyst||ESPN|
|Michael Wilbon||6 Million USD||Studio Analyst||ESPN|
|Al Michaels||6 Million USD||Commentator||NBC Sports, ABC|
|Skip Bayless||6 Million USD||Sports Writer and Analyst||ESPN|
|Charles Barkley||5 Million USD||Commentator and Analyst||TNT|
|Michelle Beadle||5 Million USD||Studio Host||ESPN|
|Dan Patrick||5 Million USD||Analyst||ESPN, NBC Sports|
|Jalen Rose||3 Million USD||Host||ESPN|
|Linda Cohn||3 Million USD||Host||ESPN|
|Grant Hill||2 Million USD||Commentator||NBA TV|
|Manv Albert||2 Million USD||Match Commentator||TNT|
|Jay Bilas||2 Million USD||Commentator||CBS, ESPN|
|Rachel Nichols||1.5 Million USD||Studio Host||ESPN|
|Dan Shulman||1 Million USD||Commentator||ESPN|
|Kevin Harlan||1 Million USD||Broadcaster||TNT|
|Ian Eagle||400 Thousand USD||Match Commentator||TNT|
|Rebecca Haarlow||50 Thousand USD||Reporter||TNT|
What is the Average Earning of an NBA Commentator?
The average salary of an NBA commentator is around 80 thousands US Dollars. In terms of salary per week, it comes to $1500. Most NBA commentators earn around $1 million per year. The well-renowned Commentators of the NBA have lucrative salaries of seven-digit figures.
NBA Commentators Salary Breakdown
|Standard||Weekly Salary||Monthly Salary||Yearly Salary|
|Experienced||More than $2000||More than $8000||$100+ Thousand|
|Elite||More than $20000||More than $80000||1-10 Million USD|
List of Elite NBA Commentators
Here are some of the popular and highest-paid commentators in the NBA:
- Stephen A. Smith
- Bob Costas:
- Michael Wilbon
- Charles Barkley
- Michelle Beadle
Disclaimer: All the facts and figures about NBA commentators salary are based on the analysis, research and reports released by trusted sources.