Radio Announcer Salary

Radio Announcers who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up around three in five of Radio Announcers. Pay fluctuates from $23K to $74K per year, but expected earnings average $35K per year. For the most part, Radio Announcers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Although more than two-fifths lack health benefits of any kind, a little more than half do enjoy medical insurance, and nearly one in three get dental coverage, too. Male Radio Announcers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,490 - $95,000
$24K
$34K
$95K
MEDIAN: $34,467
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$8.18 - $21.74
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$15
$22
MEDIAN: $14.69
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$0$95K
Salary $24,490 - $95,000
Bonus $25.34 - $14,795
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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$22,831 - $66,770
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 54
Hourly Data $0$22
Hourly Rate $8.18 - $21.74
Overtime $22.50
Annual Data $0$66K
Bonus $25.34 - $14,795
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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$22,831 - $66,770
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 30

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Job Description for Radio Announcer

A radio announcer’s job duties will generally depend on what type of materials they are to be broadcasting. If a radio announcer is working for a facility that wants them to talk about sports, then the announcer will broadcast all of the latest news in that area. The same would be true for news, music, and travel.

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Common Career Paths for Radio Announcer


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There are some Radio Announcers — though it's uncommon — that transition into Radio Show Hosts, where earnings are an average $41K annually. A lot of Radio Announcers advance their careers by becoming Radio Disc Jockeys and Radio Announcers and Producers. However, those positions offer $4K less and $3K less per year on average.

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Pay by Experience Level for Radio Announcer

Pay by Experience for a Radio Announcer has a positive trend. An entry-level Radio Announcer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 22 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Radio Announcer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 20 salaries. An experienced Radio Announcer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 35 salaries. A Radio Announcer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 36 salaries.

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Key Stats for Radio Announcer

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
33%
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Experience Affects Radio Announcer Salaries

▲19%

Experienced
▲5%

National Average
$32,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼11%

Skills That Affect Radio Announcer Salaries

Web Content Management
▲13%

Broadcast Programming
▲13%

National Average
$32,000

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 51%
dental benefits
Dental: 29%
vision benefits
Vision: 25%
no benefits
None: 47%
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