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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. Residence is the main element affecting pay for this group — tenure and the specific company are driving factors as well. Men make up the majority of Radio Producers (68 percent) survey respondents. While just under a third report receiving no health benefits, more than half do receive medical coverage, and a little over a half have dental, as well. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$24,290 - $66,359
(Median)
$24K
$37K
$66K
MEDIAN: $36,740
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$7.77 - $19.18
(Median)
$7
$10
$19
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$24,290 - $66,359  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,817  
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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$19,131 - $62,606  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 241
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$7.77 - $19.18  
   
Overtime
$6.39 - $29.44  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,817  
   
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).
)
$19,131 - $62,606  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 95

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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 progress into high-paying roles like Radio Broadcasting Program Director, where median compensation is $43K annually.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Radio Producer


CBS Radio, Inc. offers the largest salaries in town ($35K on average), but the considerable range in workers' salaries creates a rather varied pay scale that stretches from $25K to $118K.


Radio Producers who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Fortunate workers who know Project Management command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 27 percent above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Editing.

Pay by Experience Level for Radio Producer

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


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Radio Producers. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $34K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $30K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $45K. 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 $46K.

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Experience Affects Radio Producer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 41%

Experienced
up arrow 36%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Radio Producer Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 27%

National Average
$33,000

Editing
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 87 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 29%
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