The average salary for a Radio Show Host is $40,962 per year.
Radio Show Host Total Pay (?
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$23,563 - $88,892
(Median)
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41K
58K
89K
MEDIAN: $40,961
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Radio Show Host Total Pay (?
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$8.05 - $25.62
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$23,563 - $88,892  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,426  
Commission
$993 - $12,080  
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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$21,084 - $89,304  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 440
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$8.05 - $25.62  
   
Overtime
$4.30 - $48.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,426  
   
Commission
$993 - $12,080  
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).
)
$21,084 - $89,304  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 440
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Job Description for Radio Show Host
Radio show hosts work for radio stations across the United States. Some shows are local, while others are broadcast nationwide. There are also satellite radio show hosts. While some radio stations are independently owned, most of them are owned by large media corporations.
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Radio Show Host Tasks
  • Book and interview content-relevent guests.
  • Select and develop content based on audience preferences, public requests, and program focus.
  • Prepare and deliver content for radio audiences while managing guests and call-ins.
Pay by Experience Level for Radio Show Host
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Washington
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Los Angeles
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Chicago
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New York
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National Average
$41,000
Atlanta
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Experience Affects Radio Show Host Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%
Experienced
up arrow 18%
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
National Average
$41,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 26%

Skills That Affect Radio Show Host Salaries

Public Speaking
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National Average
$41,000
Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 1%
Editing
up arrow 7%
Social Media Marketing
up arrow 25%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
37%
female alumni
 
Male
63%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
20%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 27%
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