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Radio Producer Salary (United States)

A Radio Producer earns an average salary of $35,922 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
Radio Producer Salary (?
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$24,197 - $62,444
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MEDIAN: $35,922
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Radio Producer Salary (?
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$7.82 - $19.74
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MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$24,197 - $62,444  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,973  
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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$18,791 - $59,690  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 236
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$7.82 - $19.74  
   
Overtime
$6.46 - $29.24  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,973  
   
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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$18,791 - $59,690  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 101
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Job Description for Radio Producer

The main responsibility of a radio producer is to handle the audio content of broadcasts, whether it is via radio, the Internet, and/or mobile platforms. The radio producer is involved from the beginning of the content development process, which includes generating ideas for programs, creating content, writing scripts, and finding interviewees. They are also charged with picking music, as well as converting text, graphics, and video files into other formats as needed. During the show itself, the producer performs a managerial role and helps handle audience responses. The day-to-day functions of a radio producer also include interviewing prospective employees, managing radio equipment, editing content, producing user-generated content, and making sure content is in compliance with copyright laws.
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Radio Producer Tasks
  • Operate radio console for talk show programs and manage soundboards during live shows.
  • Effectively interact with on-air talent and guests when needed.
  • Oversee broadcasts and ensure that programs meet ratings objectives with Portable People Meter (PPM) measured audiences.
  • Schedule guests and assist in crafting appropriate direction for day-to-day programming.

Common Career Paths for Radio Producer

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Pay by Experience Level for Radio Producer

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

Pay Difference By Location

New York
up arrow 41%
Seattle
up arrow 38%
Washington
up arrow 24%
Chicago
up arrow 14%
Los Angeles
up arrow 11%
Atlanta
up arrow 3%
Miami
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National Average
$33,000
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Experience Affects Radio Producer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 54%
Experienced
up arrow 35%
Mid-Career
up arrow 9%
National Average
$33,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
32%
female alumni
 
Male
68%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 30%