Radio Show Host Salary

The average Radio Show Host in the United States earns approximately $46K annually. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by geography, followed by the specific employer and experience level. The majority of Radio Show Hosts claim high levels of job satisfaction. Male Radio Show Hosts are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 57 percent of the field. While some workers in this profession — just under a third — do not have any health coverage, more than half do receive medical benefits and roughly one-half have dental insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$24,700 - $93,367
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$46K
$93K
MEDIAN: $45,713
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$8.14 - $25.96
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MEDIAN: $12.53
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$0$93K
Salary $24,700 - $93,367
Bonus $363.59 - $19,933
Profit Sharing $5,000
Commission $3,000
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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$22,817 - $89,999
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 312
Hourly Data $0$30
Hourly Rate $8.14 - $25.96
Hourly Tips $2.39
Overtime $24.57
Annual Data $0$89K
Bonus $363.59 - $19,933
Commission $3,000
Profit Sharing $5,000
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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$22,817 - $89,999
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 64

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Job Description for Radio Show Host

Radio show hosts provide a personal connection between the radio station and listening audience and may be recognized for on-air work such as entertaining discussion, interviewing guests, providing news and traffic reports, and setting up music and advertisements.

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Radio Show Host Tasks

  • Prepare and deliver content for radio audiences while managing guests and call-ins.
  • Select and develop content based on audience preferences, public requests, and program focus.
  • Book and interview content-relevent guests.

Common Career Paths for Radio Show Host


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Radio Show Hosts who transition into an upper level Radio Broadcasting Program Director position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Radio Broadcasting Program Director makes $43K a year.

Radio Show Host Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Radio Show Host


CBS Radio, Inc., Cumulus Media, Inc., Alpha Media Group, Inc, Townsquare Media, and Clear Channel Communications, Inc. are among the top companies that take on many Radio Show Hosts. The biggest paychecks can be found at Clear Channel Communications, Inc. — the median salary there is $70K.

Popular Skills for Radio Show Host


Radio Show Hosts report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Broadcast Programming, Public Speaking, Oral / Verbal Communication, and Social Media Optimization are correlated to pay that is above average. Social Media Optimization and Oral / Verbal Communication, on the other hand, are typically associated with much lower pay. Most people who know Oral / Verbal Communication also know Broadcast Programming.

Pay by Experience Level for Radio Show Host

Pay by Experience for a Radio Show Host has a positive trend. An entry-level Radio Show Host with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 162 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Radio Show Host with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 96 salaries. An experienced Radio Show Host which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 147 salaries. A Radio Show Host with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 82 salaries.

Radio Show Host Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Radio Show Host?

Radio Show Host in Helena:
"It's the best thing ever."
Pros: Trade. Flexibility to be with my child(ren) The people. The public. Conditions.
Cons: The current cost of living makes my job not as lucrative as others.

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Key Stats for Radio Show Host

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
22%
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Experience Affects Radio Show Host Salaries

▲52%

▲19%

National Average
$42,000

▼1%

▼28%

Skills That Affect Radio Show Host Salaries

National Average
$42,000

Broadcast Programming
▼1%

Public Speaking
▼2%


Social Media Optimization
▼41%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
no benefits
None: 30%
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