On-Air Talent Salary

The average pay for an On-Air Talent is $37,426 per year.

$24,832 - $61,277
$25K
$36K
$61K
MEDIAN: $36,034
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50%
90%

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$8.07 - $19.73
$8
$11
$20
MEDIAN: $11.30
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$0$61K
Salary $24,832 - $61,277
Bonus $1,007 - $14,899
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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$20,615 - $57,657
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 68
Hourly Data $0$19
Hourly Rate $8.07 - $19.73
Overtime $10.00
Annual Data $0$57K
Bonus $1,007 - $14,899
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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$20,615 - $57,657
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 25

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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

Pay by Experience for an On-Air Talent has a positive trend. An entry-level On-Air Talent with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 34 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An On-Air Talent with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 25 salaries. An experienced On-Air Talent which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 30 salaries. An On-Air Talent with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 12 salaries.

Key Stats for On-Air Talent

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects On-Air Talent Salaries

Late-Career
▲39%

Mid-Career
▲22%

Experienced
▲13%

National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 40%
vision benefits
Vision: 32%
no benefits
None: 37%
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