Disc Jockey (DJ), Radio Salary

Radio Disc Jockeys in the United States earn an average of $35K per year, and top pay can be found in New York, where the average is $98K. Radio Disc Jockeys will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+43 percent) and Los Angeles (+27 percent). This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$22,455 - $61,639
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$35K
$62K
MEDIAN: $35,466
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$8.45 - $20.37
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$0$64K
Salary $22,455 - $61,639
Bonus $244.68 - $15,319
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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$19,982 - $64,364
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 124
Hourly Data $0$78
Hourly Rate $8.45 - $20.37
Hourly Tips $3.23
Overtime $7.43 - $78.30
Annual Data $0$64K
Bonus $244.68 - $15,319
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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$19,982 - $64,364
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 51

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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

  • Select, arrange, and broadcast music for a given audience.
  • Provide commentary on pop, sports, or news stories.

Disc Jockey (DJ), Radio Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Disc Jockey (DJ), Radio


Cumulus Media, Inc. attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $40K.

Offering a median salary of only $31K, Clear Channel Communications, Inc. pays the least. Not only that, but the earnings range of $17K to $61K is pretty narrow, too.

Pay by Experience Level for Disc Jockey (DJ), Radio

Pay by Experience for a Disc Jockey (DJ), Radio has a positive trend. An entry-level Disc Jockey (DJ), Radio with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 83 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Disc Jockey (DJ), Radio with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 48 salaries. An experienced Disc Jockey (DJ), Radio which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 42 salaries. A Disc Jockey (DJ), Radio with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 38 salaries.

Disc Jockey (DJ), Radio Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Disc Jockey (DJ), Radio?

Disc Jockey (DJ), Radio in Gooding:
"When you a DJ make sure that you make your listeners happy."
Pros: I like to playing good music.
Cons: Peaple call you by names that not good.

Key Stats for Disc Jockey (DJ), Radio

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
22%
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Experience Affects Disc Jockey (DJ), Radio Salaries

Experienced
▲42%

Late-Career
▲17%

Mid-Career
▼0%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 45%
dental benefits
Dental: 31%
vision benefits
Vision: 27%
no benefits
None: 54%
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