How much BBC presenters and bosses are paid is often a hot topic of conversation.
So it’s no surprise some Brits are wondering what Beeb boss Tim Davie’s salary is.
Who is Tim Davie?
Born on April 25, 1967, Tim Davie CBE is the seventeenth Director-General of the BBC.
Before joining Beeb, he had a career in marketing at Procter and Gamble and at PepsiCo Europe.
He joined the station in 2005 as Director of Marketing and Audiences and then became Director of Audio and Music with overall responsibility for the BBC’s national radio production, digital services and performance groups.
Davie was Acting Director General of the BBC between November 2012 and April 2013 following the departure of George Entwistle.
He then became Chief Executive of BBC Worldwide, the channel’s main commercial subsidiary, with responsibility for the creation and distribution of leading British content worldwide.
During his tenure he oversaw the merger between the BBC’s production arm and BBC Worldwide, creating the new BBC Studios in 2018 and generating annual sales in excess of £1.4bn.
He was appointed CBE in 2018 for services to international trade.
When did Tim Davie become director general of the BBC?
Davie took over the role of Director General of the BBC in June 2020.
He succeeded Tony Hall, who held that role from 2013.
In a statement at the time, Davie said he was “honored” to be given the top job at the BBC.
What is Tim Davies salary?
Davies salary has been capped at £525,000 a year in 2021, he will continue to be paid that much.
That means he’s taking home an estimated salary package of £24,044 a month after tax.
Upon his appointment in June 2020, the BBC stated that the Director-General’s salary had not increased since 2012 and that this was the level it would have reached if inflation were applied.
At the time, Beeb added that Davie had “agreed to take a pay break” and be paid £450,000 until August 2021 as “all senior managers at the BBC are currently on a pay freeze”.