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How Much Salary do you Think the Hosts Make?

Started 1327949454.573 in The Q We Love | Last reply 1332956957.12 by culebra

I often wonder how much the hosts make in salaries? I am assuming that the long time ones like MaryBeth Roe, Jane Tracey, David and Lisa Robertson make a lot. I am sure they make a base salary and then bonuses based on the amount they sell each month. What do you all think? I am guessing in the 6 figures for many of them.

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azqfan1327951780.1433529 PostsRegistered 10/24/2004

Based on previously reported information I would say all but the newest hosts are in the six figure range and the highest paid are in the high six figure range.

di-mc1327951975.977569 PostsRegistered 12/4/2006the real world

Six figures, easy!

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Local1327952174.6931512 PostsRegistered 5/21/2006

They don't get commissions.

D Oro1327952409.2874079 PostsRegistered 2/17/2011Knock Knock, USA
On 1/30/2012 Local said:

They don't get commissions.


True.no commissions.

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LexPex1327952630.2871773 PostsRegistered 10/17/2009GO PATS

I think azq fan is pretty much right on allthough I would guess that starting salaries are around the mid 100K

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luvmyteddy1327954057.5738968 PostsRegistered 9/4/2010Royals/Chiefs

That's what I have heard. They do get samples all the time to try, since the hosts mention this quite a bit and I heard a long time ago from a host that they get to order the products at a certain discount. I almost applied for a job there years ago but didn't want to live in PA, too cold and snowy. Now Florida would be a whole different matter... Nothing against PA, it gets cold here too.

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santorini1327954132.7137216 PostsRegistered 1/26/2007

$750K for Lisa. Just a guess, of course.Smile

chickenbutt1327954312.5325062 PostsRegistered 1/16/2006chickentown

Honestly, I've never even thought about it.

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Sooner1327955292.61715635 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004
On 1/30/2012 chickenbutt said:

Honestly, I've never even thought about it.

Or probably even cared about it? LOL!!! I'll bet the get bonuses if not commissions.

Makeup Hoa­rder1327956830.1871459 PostsRegistered 1/20/2012

This is really depressing to know...6 figures. my lord.

Fashion is negotiable; Style is not

brewhaha1327957638.6548274 PostsRegistered 1/14/2007Sitting in front of my computer

That's why they charge so much for S&H = Staff & Hosts

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Miss Lorra­ine1327958027.0136805 PostsRegistered 3/23/2007

It doesn't affect me so I don't know, don't care.

Yahooey1327958105.2774667 PostsRegistered 7/9/2010
On 1/30/2012 brewhaha said:

That's why they charge so much for S&H = Staff & Hosts

{#emotions_dlg.lol}

star8261327958339.34712389 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004Coastal Ripkaland bordering Bixbyville and Dawkinstown

It's a multi billion dollar company... so I would think that the seasoned hosts make over a million dollars easily... If they don't they certainly should.

The hosts many times sell millions of $$$$ of product in one show... SO why wouldn't they make a yearly salary that they earn for the Q in just one show???

JMHO...

Great job for the right person :)

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Sooner1327958401.27315635 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004
On 1/30/2012 Makeup Hoarder said:

This is really depressing to know...6 figures. my lord.

Why is it depressing?

Makeup Hoa­rder1327958912.5571459 PostsRegistered 1/20/2012
On 1/30/2012 Sooner said:
On 1/30/2012 Makeup Hoarder said:

This is really depressing to know...6 figures. my lord.

Why is it depressing?

Make you wonder why we have to work so hard to get a degree and build up skills...LOL


Fashion is negotiable; Style is not

haddon91327959366.7876214 PostsRegistered 10/18/2005Bucks County, Pa
On 1/30/2012 Makeup Hoarder said:
On 1/30/2012 Sooner said:
On 1/30/2012 Makeup Hoarder said:

This is really depressing to know...6 figures. my lord.

Why is it depressing?

Make you wonder why we have to work so hard to get a degree and build up skills...LOL

I think most of them do in fact have degrees. If you think doing what they do is easy think again! Sure it's not rocket science but do professional sports players all have degrees? You could say that many of them make millions just to play a game....but those games are big businesses!!

I would think it would be depressing knowing that the Q brings in big money if they didn't make at least 100K!

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Sooner1327959511.8215635 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004
On 1/30/2012 Makeup Hoarder said:
On 1/30/2012 Sooner said:
On 1/30/2012 Makeup Hoarder said:

This is really depressing to know...6 figures. my lord.

Why is it depressing?

Make you wonder why we have to work so hard to get a degree and build up skills...LOL

Because we are lucky enough to be able make those choices and help our children make the choices of what kind of life they want to pursue.

always wro­ng never right1327959806.832007 PostsRegistered 12/20/2006Chicago, Illinois

The country's new obscenity is not vulgarity or nudity. It is what these glorified infomercial hosts and professional athletes make. For example, Prince Fielder will make 214 million dollars over nine years, for an average salary of 23 million a year, for a job in which he may or may not hit the ball with less than 50% accuracy. And he will do that in a city called Detroit with the highest unemployment, highest crime rate, and lowest functionimng school system in the country.

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Makeup Hoa­rder1327960436.11459 PostsRegistered 1/20/2012
On 1/30/2012 haddon9 said:
On 1/30/2012 Makeup Hoarder said:
On 1/30/2012 Sooner said:
On 1/30/2012 Makeup Hoarder said:

This is really depressing to know...6 figures. my lord.

Why is it depressing?

Make you wonder why we have to work so hard to get a degree and build up skills...LOL

I think most of them do in fact have degrees. If you think doing what they do is easy think again! Sure it's not rocket science but do professional sports players all have degrees? You could say that many of them make millions just to play a game....but those games are big businesses!!

I would think it would be depressing knowing that the Q brings in big money if they didn't make at least 100K!

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I was not implying that sport guys should make that much money either (and I never follow them or watch any game). And please don't assume that I think selling stuff is easy. No job is easy. However, I do think it's depressing knowing that someone can make that much money by simply talking 3 hours about nothing.

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Fashion is negotiable; Style is not

Tuskney1327961169.43848 PostsRegistered 3/1/2011

When did the hosts stop getting a bonus? I remember when Kathy Levine left, every host commented at her going away party how she always got larger bonuses than anyone else. From they way they talked, the bonus was based on the dollar amount that they sold in their shows.

winamac11327961602.09331735 PostsRegistered 12/29/2010Indiana

Once these hosts know the products, get used to "performing" on air and adjust to their schedules...they are on cruise control. Heck, they have a captive audience so it's about one of the most cush sales jobs out there. They don't have to knock on doors for business.

I'm sure there is a big learning curve when one is new, and I'm sure it's quite stressful. But, after about 6 months or so, the job would overall be a piece of cake.

I would love to do their job, and I am sure they make far more than many sales people do who have real pressure and real quotas each month.

I have to go pound the pavement for my sales, and I don't make what Lisa R and the other tenured hosts do. {#emotions_dlg.ohmy}

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haddon91327962854.9976214 PostsRegistered 10/18/2005Bucks County, Pa
On 1/30/2012 Makeup Hoarder said:
On 1/30/2012 haddon9 said:
On 1/30/2012 Makeup Hoarder said:
On 1/30/2012 Sooner said:
On 1/30/2012 Makeup Hoarder said:

This is really depressing to know...6 figures. my lord.

Why is it depressing?

Make you wonder why we have to work so hard to get a degree and build up skills...LOL

I think most of them do in fact have degrees. If you think doing what they do is easy think again! Sure it's not rocket science but do professional sports players all have degrees? You could say that many of them make millions just to play a game....but those games are big businesses!!

I would think it would be depressing knowing that the Q brings in big money if they didn't make at least 100K!

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I was not implying that sport guys should make that much money either (and I never follow them or watch any game). And please don't assume that I think selling stuff is easy. No job is easy. However, I do think it's depressing knowing that someone can make that much money by simply talking 3 hours about nothing.

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Well now from that point of view I do agree with you. It's depressing to see what our society values. You're more valuable if you're a famous sports figure or celebrity of some kind than someone who saves lives and really makes a difference in other people's lives. Unfortunately it's business that determines what a person'salary is worth. Look at the big CEOs on wall street that ran their companies into the ground!! They still were living high on easy street while many lost all of their savings! That's so depressing!!

BonnieBelle1327965185.00719696 PostsRegistered 4/13/2007
On 1/30/2012 Makeup Hoarder said:
On 1/30/2012 Sooner said:
On 1/30/2012 Makeup Hoarder said:

This is really depressing to know...6 figures. my lord.

Why is it depressing?

Make you wonder why we have to work so hard to get a degree and build up skills...LOL


I know, become a tv channel sales person or a reality star.

di-mc1327965425.9077569 PostsRegistered 12/4/2006the real world
On 1/30/2012 passerby said:

The country's new obscenity is not vulgarity or nudity. It is what these glorified infomercial hosts and professional athletes make. For example, Prince Fielder will make 214 million dollars over nine years, for an average salary of 23 million a year, for a job in which he may or may not hit the ball with less than 50% accuracy. And he will do that in a city called Detroit with the highest unemployment, highest crime rate, and lowest functionimng school system in the country.


I think the issue of paying pro athletes ridiculous salaries is an easy fix. If people quit going to games, watching them on TV, and buying stuff with the team's logo there wouldn't be the $$ to pay these people. Easy.

The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money.
Alexis de Tocqueville

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