A Radio Producer earns an average salary of $37,705 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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$25,472 - $71,683
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$38K
$72K
MEDIAN: $37,705
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90%

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$8.85 - $18.15
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MEDIAN: $11.35
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$25,472 - $71,683  
   
Bonus
$204.26 - $9,787  
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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$20,837 - $61,534  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 180
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$8.85 - $18.15  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.78  
Overtime
$12.33 - $46.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$204.26 - $9,787  
   
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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$20,837 - $61,534  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 83

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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

  • 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.
  • Operate radio console for talk show programs and manage soundboards during live shows.
  • Effectively interact with on-air talent and guests when needed.

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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

National Average: $34,527

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Key Stats for Radio Producer

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 36 votes.
045
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Radio Producer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 46%

Experienced
up arrow 34%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$35,000


Skills That Affect Radio Producer Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 21%

Video Editing
up arrow 5%

National Average
$35,000


up arrow 6%

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 14%

writing
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 34%
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