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Radio Announcer / Producer Salary

It's impossible to make it big as a Radio Announcers and Producers in the United States; the average employee scrapes together only around $34K per year. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — nearly one in four lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and over one-half receive dental plans. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up a slight majority of Radio Announcers and Producers (58 percent) who responded to the survey. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$19,734 - $62,110
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $34,170
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$8.12 - $17.36
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$19,734 - $62,110  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,651  
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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$18,919 - $60,934  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 62
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$8.12 - $17.36  
   
Overtime
$0.07 - $19.87  
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$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,651  
   
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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$18,919 - $60,934  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 28
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Pay by Experience Level for Radio Announcer / Producer

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


Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $25K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $30K. For Radio Announcers and Producers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $45K. For some reason, Radio Announcers and Producers with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $36K.

Experience Affects Radio Announcer / Producer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 43%

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

National Average
$32,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 27%