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Radio Announcer Salary

The majority of Radio Announcers in the United States — just below three-fifths — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $21K to $70K per year, and the median is $33K per year. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 69 percent of Radio Announcers are male. For the most part, Radio Announcers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — slightly less than a third — do not have any health coverage, the greater part do receive medical benefits and one-half have dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$22,976 - $80,904
(Median)
23K
49K
81K
MEDIAN: $33,248
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75%
90%

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$7.72 - $18.76
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$22,976 - $80,904  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,365  
Commission
$2,948 - $10,174  
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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$20,555 - $69,754  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 134
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$7.72 - $18.76  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $98.63  
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 - $10,365  
   
Commission
$2,948 - $10,174  
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).
)
$20,555 - $69,754  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 37
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Pay by Experience Level for Radio Announcer

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


Radio Announcers with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. 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 $31K. On average, Radio Announcers make $38K following one to two decades on the job. 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 $40K on average.

Experience Affects Radio Announcer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

National Average
$32,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 28%