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CBS Corporation is an American multinational media conglomerate with interests primarily in commercial broadcasting, publishing, and television production which was formed as the legal successor to the original Viacom on January 1, 2006.
The staff at CBS come from unusually diverse demographic backgrounds. The company is 45.4% female and 40.6% ethnic minorities. Even though it has great demographic diversity, CBS notably lacks in political diversity. It has an unusually high proportion of employees who are members of the Democratic Party, at 82.3%. Despite having coworkers who agree with each other about politics, employees at CBS tend to have relatively short tenures. Staff members usually stay with the company for 2.7 years. The average employee at CBS makes $68,080 per year. In comparison, some of its highest paying competitors, like Entercom Communications, Celgene, and General Electric, pay $118,315, $78,425, and $77,512, respectively.
CBS is an industry leader with 15,550 employees and an annual revenue of $13.2B that is headquartered in New York, New York.







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CBS is ranked #25 on the Best Media Companies to Work For in America list. Zippia's Best Places to Work lists provide unbiased, data-based evaluations of companies. Rankings are based on government and proprietary data on salaries, company financial health, and employee diversity.

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CBS Salaries

How much does CBS pay?
The national average salary for a CBS employee in the United States is $68,080 per year. Employees in the top 10 percent can make over $135,000 per year, while employees at the bottom 10 percent earn less than $34,000 per year.
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CBS Salaries By Job Title

While the average employee salary at CBS is $68,080, there is a big variation in pay depending on the role. Some of the job titles with high salaries at CBS are Senior Software Engineer, Account Manager, Senior Finance Analyst, and News Director. A worker with the title Senior Software Engineer salary at CBS can earn an average yearly salary of $131,147. Some of the other roles at CBS are Janitor and Receptionist. A worker with the title Janitor at CBS earns an average salary of $26,561 per year.

CBS careers

On average, employees at CBS stay with the company for 2.7 years. Employees most commonly join CBS after leaving Clear Channel Communications. When they leave CBS, they most frequently get their next job at ABC Co.

Average Length of Employment
Time Warner3.5 years
Viacom2.9 years
News2.8 years


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Top Employers Before CBS
ABC Co14.0 %
ESPN6.9 %
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ABC Co12.4 %
Comcast7.9 %
ESPN7.7 %
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CBS Subsidiaries

Subsidiaries to CBS include Detroit Television Station WKBD and Showtime Networks. Employees at the parent company, CBS, earn $68,080. In comparison, the salaries at Detroit Television Station WKBD and Showtime Networks are $64,517 and $63,985.

CBS Competitors

Competitors of CBS include Entercom Communications Corp, Celgene, and General Electric. Employees at Entercom Communications Corp earn more than most of the competition, with an average yearly salary of $118,315. Employees at Celgene earn an average of $78,425 per year, and the employees at General Electric earn an average salary of $77,512 per year.

Frequently Asked Questions about CBS

When was CBS founded?

CBS was founded in 2006.

How many Employees does CBS have?

CBS has 15,550 employees.

How much money does CBS make?

CBS generates $13.2B in revenue.

What industry is CBS in?

CBS is in the media industry.

What type of company is CBS?

CBS is a public company.

Who are CBS's competitors?

CBS competitors include Time Warner, News, Viacom, The Walt Disney Company, Gannett, iHeartMedia, General Electric, Johnson & Johnson, Spectrum, Exelon, Clear Channel Communications Inc., Univision Network LP, Home Box Office Inc., Celgene, Public Broadcasting Service, Cox Media Group, Entercom Communications Corp, ABC Co, Showtime Networks, Pearson Education Inc..

Where is CBS's headquarters?

CBS's headquarters is in New York, NY.

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