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Radio Announcer Salary

Radio Announcers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with slightly more than half bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $34K annually on average but can range from $21K to $63K per year. Just under a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, more than half report medical coverage and just under a half claim dental coverage as well. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$23,140 - $76,025
(Median)
$23K
$34K
$76K
MEDIAN: $34,419
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$8.33 - $19.39
(Median)
$8
$10
$19
MEDIAN: $10
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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$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$23,140 - $76,025  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,137  
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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$20,765 - $62,786  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 137
National Hourly Rate 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$34$68$102
Hourly Rate
$8.33 - $19.39  
   
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 - $10,137  
   
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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$20,765 - $62,786  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 42

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Pay by Experience Level for Radio Announcer

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


For many Radio Announcers, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $25K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $30K. Radio Announcers bring in $38K after working for 10 to 20 years. Radio Announcers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $39K on average.

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Experience Affects Radio Announcer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 20%

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 28 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 65% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 31%
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