Radio Producer Salary

Radio Producers in the United States are not likely to strike it rich; they only make around $39K annually on average. While geography and years of experience impact pay for this group, the particular firm is the most influential factor. There are more male Radio Producers than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 68 percent. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, close to a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by the greater part and dental insurance is reported by over one-half. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Radio Producers. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$26,317 - $71,683
$26K
$39K
$72K
MEDIAN: $38,788
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50%
90%

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$8.94 - $18.21
$8
$11
$18
MEDIAN: $11.49
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$26,317 - $71,683  
   
Bonus
$202.73 - $5,918  
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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$20,877 - $61,717  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 170
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$8.94 - $18.21  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.78  
Overtime
$12.23 - $46.98  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$202.73 - $5,918  
   
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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$20,877 - $61,717  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 81

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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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For Radio Producers, progressing to a Radio Broadcasting Program Director role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Radio Broadcasting Program Director can earn $43K annually.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Radio Producer


Dominating the field, CBS Radio, Inc., Entercom Communications Corporation, Entercom Radio Group, Cumulus Media, Inc., and iHeartMedia, Inc are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Radio Producers. Radio Producers flock to Sirius Xm Radio Inc. for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $56K lead the pack in compensation. Soaring salaries can also be found at Entercom Communications Corporation, Clear Channel Communications, Inc., and CBS Radio, Inc., where earnings of $49K, $40K, or $34K are standard for Radio Producers.

Cumulus Media, Inc., iHeartMedia, Inc and CBS Radio, Inc. are three other employers with a reputation for below-average pay, showing salaries 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: $34,841

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

For Radio Producers, working in the bustling city of Los Angeles has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Radio Producers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+38 percent), Washington (+38 percent), Atlanta (+26 percent), and Boston (+20 percent). Compared to the national average, Philadelphia Radio Producers have considerably lower salaries, 28 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Employers also pay below the national average in Chicago (12 percent lower) and Miami (3 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Radio Producer

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Radio Producer Salaries

▲47%

▲39%

▲4%

National Average
$35,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Radio Producer Salaries

Project Management
▲20%

Video Editing
▲4%

National Average
$35,000


▼6%

Social Media Marketing
▼15%

writing
▼19%

Hosting
▼21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 33%