Radio Announcer Salary

Slightly more than 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 annually. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Radio Announcers who answered the questionnnaire. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just under a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by the larger part and dental insurance is reported by just over two-fifths. For the most part, Radio Announcers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$23,075 - $72,885
(Median)
$23K
$35K
$73K
MEDIAN: $35,022
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$8.14 - $19.39
(Median)
$8
$10
$19
MEDIAN: $10
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90%

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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$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$23,075 - $72,885  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,933  
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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$20,616 - $62,035  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 133
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$34$68$102
Hourly Rate
$8.14 - $19.39  
   
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 - $9,933  
   
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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$20,616 - $62,035  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 42
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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 lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $26K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $30K. Radio Announcers see a median salary of $38K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $40K.

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Experience Affects Radio Announcer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

National Average
$32,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 65% dental benefits Dental: 45%
vision benefits Vision: 30% employee benefits None: 31%
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