Disc Jockey (DJ) Salary

The average wage for a Disc Jockey (DJ) is $36.30 per hour. A skill in Entertainment Coordination is associated with high pay for this job. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down significantly for employees with more than 20 years' experience.

$17,452 - $96,000
(Median)
$17K
$31K
$96K
MEDIAN: $31,456
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$10.35 - $122.74
(Median)
$10
$36
$120
MEDIAN: $36.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$17,452 - $96,000  
   
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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$20,770 - $216,079  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 48
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$10.35 - $122.74  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.71 - $25.17  
Overtime
$5.00 - $150.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
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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$20,770 - $216,079  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 128
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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.

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Experience Affects Disc Jockey (DJ) Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 35%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$62,000

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 12%
dental benefits
Dental: 9%
medical benefits
Vision: 8%
dental benefits
None: 85%
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