Hoda Kotb's "Today" Salary is WAY Less Than Matt Lauer's

Hoda Kotb may have made history by being named Matt Lauer's successor on the "Today" show, but her paycheck isn't as groundbreaking.

NBC sources are saying Kotb will be making $7 million annually...a cool $18 million LESS than what her male predecessor did.

Kotb is paired with Savannah Guthrie, making for the first-ever all-female fronted lineup on the network...however Guthrie too only ever made $7 million compared to Lauer's $25 million.

There is a bright spot though...one insider says Kotb isn't mad about the cash.

“Hoda isn’t complaining about the money. She has landed the big job she always dreamed of, and most definitely deserves. Plus, Matt’s salary reflected the long time he was on the show — 25 years. If things go well, Hoda could ask for more next time if she re-ups her contract. But the figures underline the huge wage disparity at NBC News.”

Kotb will co-host "Today" from 7-9am and will keep her spot alongside Kathie Lee Gifford at 10am for the time being.

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