Radio Announcer Salary

A little more than half of Radio Announcers in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $21K to $62K per year, and the average comes out to $35K per year. Although the greater part have medical coverage and more than two-fifths have dental coverage, slightly less than a third claim no health benefits at all. For the most part, Radio Announcers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Most Radio Announcers survey respondents are men (74 percent). This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$23,747 - $77,566
(Median)
$24K
$35K
$78K
MEDIAN: $35,061
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90%

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$7.84 - $17.73
(Median)
$7
$11
$18
MEDIAN: $10
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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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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It's not very common for Radio Announcers to move on to become Radio Show Hosts. Average pay for a Radio Show Host is $40K annually. A lot of Radio Announcers advance their careers by becoming Radio Disc Jockeys and Radio Announcers and Producers. However, those positions offer $3K less and $1K less per year on average.

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Pay by Experience Level for Radio Announcer

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $27K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $30K. On average, Radio Announcers make $35K following one to two decades on the job. Radio Announcers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers 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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