Radio Announcer Salary

A little over a half of Radio Announcers in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $21K to $62K per year, but median earnings come to around $35K per year. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Radio Announcers who answered the questionnnaire. Some workers in this field — slightly less than a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by more than half and dental plans are enjoyed by more than two-fifths. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Radio Announcers. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$23,747 - $77,566
(Median)
$24K
$35K
$78K
MEDIAN: $35,061
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$7.84 - $17.73
(Median)
$7
$11
$18
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$23,747 - $77,566  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,000  
Commission
$5,000  
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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$20,575 - $62,393  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 142
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$7.84 - $17.73  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.38  
Overtime
$15.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,000  
   
Commission
$5,000  
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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$20,575 - $62,393  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 50
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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 $40K annually. Many Radio Announcers advance into roles as Radio Disc Jockeys or Radio Announcers and Producers, but the median salaries are $3K lower and $1K lower, respectively.

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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, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $27K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $30K. Radio Announcers bring in $35K after working for 10 to 20 years. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $39K.

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Experience Affects Radio Announcer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

National Average
$31,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
medical benefits
Vision: 28%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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