A Disc Jockey (DJ) earns an average wage of $39.15 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are MUSIC and Entertainment Coordination.

$15,286 - $101,367
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MEDIAN: $29,641
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$10.13 - $144.53
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MEDIAN: $39.15
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$90K$180K$270K
Salary
$15,286 - $101,367  
   
Bonus
$650  
Profit Sharing
$300.00  
Total Pay (?
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$20,244 - $246,490  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 46
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$140$280$420
Hourly Rate
$10.13 - $144.53  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.68 - $25.17  
Overtime
$9.93 - $391.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$280K$560K$840K
Bonus
$650  
   
Profit Sharing
$300.00  
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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$20,244 - $246,490  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 123

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Job Description for Disc Jockey (DJ)

Traditionally, a disc jockey (DJ) has been an on-air broadcaster who selected music to air on a radio station and chatted between songs. However, this job has changed substantially over the last 30 years. Radio stations now often use centralized network programming transmitted by satellite or the Internet, so most DJs work at music clubs, special events, and parties, especially for weddings and similar private occasions.

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Disc Jockey (DJ) Tasks

  • Create a fun, musical environment appropriate for each event.
  • Serve as disc jockey in various lounges or nightclubs.
  • Maintain up-to-date musical inventory for a variety of categories such as classic top 40, dance oriented rock, Latin, classic disco, reggae, and classic rock.
  • Teach line dance lessons, perform backstage tours, and announce bands.

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Pay by Experience Level for Disc Jockey (DJ)

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

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Key Stats for Disc Jockey (DJ)

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
030
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
14%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Disc Jockey (DJ) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 49%

Experienced
up arrow 41%

Mid-Career
up arrow 24%

National Average
$63,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Disc Jockey (DJ) Salaries

MUSIC
up arrow 148%

Entertainment Coordination
up arrow 82%

National Average
$63,000

Public Speaking
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 19%
dental benefits
Dental: 10%
vision benefits
Vision: 9%
dental benefits
None: 78%
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