The average pay for an On-Air Talent is $36,589 per year.

$24,394 - $62,106
$24K
$37K
$62K
MEDIAN: $36,588
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$8.23 - $19.80
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$24,394 - $62,106  
   
Bonus
$4,913  
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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$20,967 - $60,820  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 57
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$8.23 - $19.80  
   
Overtime
$16.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$4,913  
   
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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$20,967 - $60,820  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 19

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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

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

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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.

Key Stats for On-Air Talent

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects On-Air Talent Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%

Experienced
up arrow 20%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
dental benefits
None: 41%
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