On-Air Talent Salary

The average pay for an On-Air Talent is $35,247 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience.

$21,457 - $73,602
(Median)
$21K
$35K
$74K
MEDIAN: $35,246
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$8.38 - $19.54
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$21,457 - $73,602  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,627  
Commission
$1,000  
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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$20,107 - $72,265  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 97
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$8.38 - $19.54  
   
Overtime
$15.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,627  
   
Commission
$1,000  
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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$20,107 - $72,265  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 26
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Job Description for On-Air Talent

On-air talents are responsible for the daily broadcasting of a television or radio station to which they're assigned, and their work focuses on engaging the listening or viewing audience in a creative and engaging manner while maintaining FCC compliance for content.

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On-Air Talent Tasks

  • Keep conversations on point and within brand standards.
  • Interact with a variety of audiences, participants, and staff to produce clear storylines.
  • Research, document, produce, and follow up about proposed and completed stories.
  • Host broadcast events, drawing out participants and selecting appropriate questions.
  • Respond to email and telephone inquiries and attend events.

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Pay by Experience Level for On-Air Talent

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

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Experience Affects On-Air Talent Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 28%

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$33,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
medical benefits
Vision: 37%
dental benefits
None: 32%
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