Radio Announcer Salary

A little more than half of Radio Announcers in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $21K to $65K per year, and the average comes out to $34K annually. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and just under one in three lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a majority and dental coverage is claimed by one-half. Most Radio Announcers survey respondents are men (70 percent). For the most part, Radio Announcers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$22,976 - $75,000
(Median)
$23K
$34K
$75K
MEDIAN: $34,129
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90%

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$8.28 - $19.57
(Median)
$8
$11
$20
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$22,976 - $75,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,174  
Commission
$2,500 - $22,500  
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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$20,811 - $64,969  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 139
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$34$68$102
Hourly Rate
$8.28 - $19.57  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $99.33  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,174  
   
Commission
$2,500 - $22,500  
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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$20,811 - $64,969  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 40

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Pay by Experience Level for Radio Announcer

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


The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $25K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $30K. On average, Radio Announcers make $39K following one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn any more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts.

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Experience Affects Radio Announcer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 23%

National Average
$32,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 33% employee benefits None: 30%