Radio Announcers in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent slightly less than three-fifths of Radio Announcers. Salaries average out to around $35K annually and spread from $21K to $60K per year. Roughly two-fifths of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, over one-half report medical coverage and over a third claim dental coverage as well. The vast majority of Radio Announcers (82 percent) survey respondents are men. The majority of Radio Announcers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$23,967 - $70,203
(Median)
$24K
$35K
$70K
MEDIAN: $35,404
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50%
90%

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$7.76 - $20.43
(Median)
$7
$12
$20
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$23,967 - $70,203  
   
Bonus
$506  
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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$20,769 - $60,100  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 77
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$7.76 - $20.43  
   
Overtime
$22.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$506  
   
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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$20,769 - $60,100  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 36
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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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Radio Announcers do not often transition into Radio Show Host roles. The role averages $41K per year. Many Radio Announcers advance into roles as Radio Disc Jockeys or Radio Announcers and Producers, but the median salaries are $3K lower and $2K lower, respectively.

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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 more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $27K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $31K. Radio Announcers see a median salary of $35K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $39K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Radio Announcer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$32,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect Radio Announcer Salaries

Web Content Management
up arrow 12%

Broadcast Programming
up arrow 12%

National Average
$32,000

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
37%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 55%
dental benefits
Dental: 36%
medical benefits
Vision: 29%
dental benefits
None: 39%
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