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Radio Announcer Salary

Radio Announcers in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — a little more than half have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $21K to $63K per year, median earnings come to $34K per year. Some workers in this field — one-third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by more than half and dental plans are enjoyed by a little less than half. More than half of Radio Announcers (69 percent) survey respondents are men. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$23,101 - $76,840
(Median)
$23K
$34K
$77K
MEDIAN: $34,419
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$8.16 - $19.29
(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
$23,101 - $76,840  
   
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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$20,649 - $62,997  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 135
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
$8.16 - $19.29  
   
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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$20,649 - $62,997  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 43

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Pay by Experience Level for Radio Announcer

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


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $30K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $25K. Radio Announcers bring in $37K 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 $40K.

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Experience Affects Radio Announcer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

National Average
$31,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

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
19%
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: 32%
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