Staff at the BBC were paid £54,000 on average last year, according to the BBC’s Annual Report and Accounts for 2014/15.
The report also revealed that, of the broadcasting organisation’s 18,974-strong workforce, the wage bill for those earning more than £1 million increased by 22%.
Tony Hall, director-general of the BBC also recently announced plans to save an additional £50 million by merging divisions, cutting down management layers, reducing the number of managers and improving internal processes.
Rona Fairhead, chairman of the BBC Trust, said: “Over the course of the past year, BBC has had notable successes on screen and on air, remains as popular as ever with audiences, and made good progress in delivering savings with more in the pipeline.
“As we head into the charter review with much more clarity on the funding than expected, the focus must now be on deciding the shape and role of the BBC for the next generation.”