Radio Producer Salary

It's impossible to make it big as a Radio Producers in the United States; the average employee scrapes together only around $37K per year. Lower pay rates hover around $20K, and the higher rates verge on $64K per year. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is career length, followed by the particular city and the particular employer. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just under one in three are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by the larger part and dental insurance is reported by a little over a half. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$24,436 - $67,302

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$7.83 - $19.04

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$24,436 - $67,302  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,000  
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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$19,915 - $63,504  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 251
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$7.83 - $19.04  
   
Overtime
$6.39 - $29.44  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,000  
   
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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$19,915 - $63,504  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 97
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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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Radio Producers may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Radio Broadcasting Program Director. The latter position pays an average of $43K annually.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Radio Producer


Entercom Communications Corporation offers the largest salaries in town — $37K on average.

Clear Channel Communications, Inc. seems to offer the smallest paychecks with a median salary of only $30K. The pay range is quite narrow, too; compensation generally sits between $21K and $46K.


Survey results show that Radio Producers typically report just a few professional skills. Fortunate workers who know Project Management command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 25 percent above average. Those listing Broadcast Programming as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. writing and Editing also typically command lower compensation. Experience with Broadcast Programming is often linked with knowledge of Editing.

Pay by Experience Level for Radio Producer

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


Radio Producers with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $30K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $34K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $45K in this role. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $51K.

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
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Radio Producer Salaries

Project Management
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National Average
$33,000

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writing
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Broadcast Programming
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 73 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 30%
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