Disc Jockey (DJ), Radio Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Disc Jockey (DJ), Radio is $30,217 per year. A skill in Oral / Verbal Communication is associated with high pay for this job. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Disc Jockey (DJ), Radio Total Pay (?
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$19,325 - $61,161
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MEDIAN: $30,217
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Disc Jockey (DJ), Radio Total Pay (?
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$7.26 - $15.46
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MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$19,325 - $61,161  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,928  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$16,184 - $59,121  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 262
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$7.26 - $15.46  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $24.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,928  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$16,184 - $59,121  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 262
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Job Description for Disc Jockey (DJ), Radio
The radio disc jockey or DJ is an invaluable part of the radio broadcast team. The DJ is the voice of the radio station and as such, professionalism is required, but a sunny disposition is helpful as well. From their broadcast booth in the studio, the DJ shares music, appropriate commentary and ads with the general public. DJs are responsible for maintaining an accurate and consistent schedule of ads playing on the air; this requires close contact with the Ads Manger and other team members in order to keep up the requirements of the ad buys.
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Disc Jockey (DJ), Radio Tasks
  • Provide commentary on pop, sports, or news stories.
  • Select, arrange, and broadcast music for a given audience.
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Experience Affects Disc Jockey (DJ), Radio Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 60%
Experienced
up arrow 25%
Mid-Career
up arrow 13%
National Average
$26,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 16%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 53 votes.
Gender
Female
26%
female alumni
 
Male
74%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
18%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 57% dental benefits Dental: 41%
vision benefits Vision: 23% employee benefits None: 41%
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