Radio Producer Salary

A Radio Producer earns an average salary of $37,032 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. A skill in Project Management is associated with high pay for this job.
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$24,285 - $67,044
(Median)
$24K
$37K
$67K
MEDIAN: $37,032
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$7.79 - $19.67
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$24,285 - $67,044  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,872  
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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$19,894 - $63,603  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 254
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$7.79 - $19.67  
   
Overtime
$6.32 - $29.65  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,872  
   
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).
)
$19,894 - $63,603  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 93
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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.

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Radio Producer Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Radio Producer in Philadelphia:
"You can't learn radio from a classroom, it is all hands-on."
Get involved in a radio station any way you can. Have patience, work hard, and show that you can be an asset to the station.

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Experience Affects Radio Producer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 46%

Experienced
up arrow 34%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Radio Producer Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 24%

National Average
$34,000

up arrow 6%

Broadcast Programming
up arrow 26%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 80 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 29%
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