Radio Show Host Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Radio Show Host is $39,866 per year.
Radio Show Host Total Pay (?
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$23,339 - $88,773
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MEDIAN: $39,866
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Radio Show Host Total Pay (?
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$7.98 - $25.53
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$23,339 - $88,773  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,500  
Commission
$1,957 - $15,319  
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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$20,796 - $87,917  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 411
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$7.98 - $25.53  
   
Overtime
$10.28 - $41.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,500  
   
Commission
$1,957 - $15,319  
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).
)
$20,796 - $87,917  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 411
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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.

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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
up arrow 33%
Pittsburgh
up arrow 32%
Los Angeles
up arrow 23%
Chicago
up arrow 9%
National Average
$39,000
New York
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Atlanta
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Experience Affects Radio Show Host Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%
Experienced
up arrow 17%
Mid-Career
up arrow 3%
National Average
$39,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 26%

Skills That Affect Radio Show Host Salaries

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 3%
Public Speaking
up arrow 1%
National Average
$39,000
Editing
up arrow 3%
Social Media Marketing
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 92 votes.

Gender

Female
38%
female alumni
 
Male
62%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 28%
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