Radio Producer Salary

Radio Producers in the United States are not likely to strike it rich; they only make around $37K per year on average. The particular firm is the main element affecting pay for this group — the particular city and years of experience are driving factors as well. Most Radio Producers report high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — more than a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by more than half and dental plans are enjoyed by just over a half. Men account for the majority of Radio Producers who responded to the questionnaire — 65 percent to be exact. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$25,214 - $68,504
$25K
$37K
$69K
MEDIAN: $37,211
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$8.95 - $18.79
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MEDIAN: $11.83
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$0$68K
Salary $25,214 - $68,504
Bonus $193.92 - $6,183
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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$20,873 - $58,895
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 158
Hourly Data $0$32
Hourly Rate $8.95 - $18.79
Hourly Tips $0.78
Overtime $12.12 - $32.97
Annual Data $0$58K
Bonus $193.92 - $6,183
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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$20,873 - $58,895
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 77

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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.

Common Career Paths for Radio Producer


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Radio Producers who transition into a Radio Broadcasting Program Director role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $43K per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Radio Producer


Radio Producers fill the offices of leading firms CBS Radio, Inc., Entercom Communications Corporation, Entercom Radio Group, Cumulus Media, Inc., and iHeartMedia, Inc. The biggest paychecks can be found at Sirius Xm Radio Inc. — the median salary there is $56K. Radio Producers will also find cushy salaries at Entercom Communications Corporation (+$49K), Clear Channel Communications, Inc. (+$40K), and CBS Radio, Inc. (+$34K).

Cumulus Media, Inc., iHeartMedia, Inc, and CBS Radio, Inc. also scrape the bottom of the pay scale, with median earnings hovering around $25K, $34K, and $34K.

Pay by Experience Level for Radio Producer

Pay by Experience for a Radio Producer has a positive trend. An entry-level Radio Producer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 151 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Radio Producer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 72 salaries. An experienced Radio Producer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 57 salaries. A Radio Producer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 20 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $34,245

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Radio Producers, Los Angeles provides a pay rate that is 64 percent greater than the national average. Radio Producers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+41 percent), Washington (+40 percent), Atlanta (+28 percent), and Boston (+22 percent). Radio Producers in Philadelphia earn salaries far below the national average by 27 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Chicago and Miami are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 11 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively.

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Key Stats for Radio Producer

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 34 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Radio Producer Salaries

▲50%

▲41%

▲6%

National Average
$34,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Radio Producer Salaries

Project Management
▲22%

Video Editing
▲6%

National Average
$34,000


▼5%

Social Media Marketing
▼13%

writing
▼18%

Hosting
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 36%
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