It's impossible to make it big as a Radio Disc Jockeys in the United States; the average employee scrapes together only around $35K per year. While the particular city and the individual firm impact pay for this group, career duration is the most influential factor. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Radio Disc Jockeys (67 percent) who took the survey are men. While more than half report receiving no health benefits, a majority do receive medical coverage, and one in four have dental, as well. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$22,383 - $77,366
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$22K
$35K
$77K
MEDIAN: $35,080
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$8.55 - $24.75
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$10
$25
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$22,383 - $77,366  
   
Bonus
$90.60 - $4,966  
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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$19,876 - $66,778  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 122
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$8.55 - $24.75  
   
Hourly Tips
$4.74  
Overtime
$7.36 - $79.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$90.60 - $4,966  
   
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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$19,876 - $66,778  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 57
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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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Those at Cumulus Media, Inc. can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $40K.

Though lagging the field in terms of compensation — Clear Channel Communications, Inc. offers the lowest median salary at $31K — pay within the company still varies considerably between $17K and $61K.

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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $25K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $31K on average. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $42K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $39K.

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Experience Affects Disc Jockey (DJ), Radio Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 36%

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 42%
dental benefits
Dental: 27%
medical benefits
Vision: 22%
dental benefits
None: 57%
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