Radio Announcer Salary

Radio Announcers who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up roughly three-fifths of Radio Announcers. Pay fluctuates from $22K to $70K per year, but expected earnings average $35K per year. The vast majority (82 percent) of Radio Announcers who answered the questionnaire are male. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. While more than two-fifths report receiving no health benefits, a little over a half do receive medical coverage, and nearly one in three have dental, as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,515 - $92,300
$25K
$35K
$92K
MEDIAN: $35,008
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50%
90%

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$7.44 - $20.51
$7
$14
$21
MEDIAN: $13.75
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$0$92K
Salary $24,515 - $92,300
Bonus $25.17 - $14,899
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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$22,015 - $70,280
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 57
Hourly Data $0$22
Hourly Rate $7.44 - $20.51
Overtime $22.50
Annual Data $0$70K
Bonus $25.17 - $14,899
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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$22,015 - $70,280
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 27

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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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Radio Announcers do not often transition into Radio Show Host roles. The role averages $41K per year. Radio Announcers most often move into positions as Radio Disc Jockeys or Radio Announcers and Producers. Radio Disc Jockeys actually earn $4K less on average, however, and Radio Announcers and Producers earn $2K less per year than Radio Announcers do.

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Pay by Experience Level for Radio Announcer

Pay by Experience for a Radio Announcer has a positive trend. An entry-level Radio Announcer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 22 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Radio Announcer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 20 salaries. An experienced Radio Announcer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 35 salaries. A Radio Announcer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 36 salaries.

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Key Stats for Radio Announcer

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
33%
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Experience Affects Radio Announcer Salaries

▲17%

Experienced
▲3%

National Average
$33,000

Mid-Career
▼3%

Entry-Level
▼12%

Skills That Affect Radio Announcer Salaries

Web Content Management
▲11%

Broadcast Programming
▲11%

National Average
$33,000

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 54%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
vision benefits
Vision: 28%
no benefits
None: 43%
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