Disc Jockey (DJ) Salary (United States)

A Disc Jockey (DJ) earns an average wage of $30.25 per hour.
Disc Jockey (DJ) Total Pay (?
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$13,484 - $59,555
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MEDIAN: $31,171
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Disc Jockey (DJ) Total Pay (?
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$10.15 - $101.88
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National Salary Data

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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$13,484 - $59,555  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,973  
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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$19,267 - $206,651  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 177
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$60$120$180
Hourly Rate
$10.15 - $101.88  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.09 - $16.78  
Overtime
$1.36 - $152.05  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,973  
   
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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$19,267 - $206,651  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 177
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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
  • 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.
  • Create a fun, musical environment appropriate for each event.
  • Serve as disc jockey in various lounges or nightclubs.

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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.

Experience Affects Disc Jockey (DJ) Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 17%
Late-Career
up arrow 3%
National Average
$50,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 14%
Mid-Career
up arrow 14%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
13%
female alumni
 
Male
87%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
13%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 9% dental benefits Dental: 7%
vision benefits Vision: 6% employee benefits None: 90%
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