Radio Show Host Salary

Radio Show Hosts in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent half of Radio Show Hosts. Salaries average out to around $44K per year and spread from $23K to $91K per year. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is residence, though the company and tenure have a (lesser) impact as well. Male Radio Show Hosts are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 56 percent of the field. About a fourth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and the larger part claim dental coverage as well. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$24,949 - $91,933
$25K
$44K
$92K
MEDIAN: $43,731
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$8.22 - $26.82
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$12
$27
MEDIAN: $12.29
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$24,949 - $91,933  
   
Bonus
$502 - $20,729  
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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$23,277 - $90,743  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 327
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$8.22 - $26.82  
   
Hourly Tips
$4.32  
Overtime
$24.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$502 - $20,729  
   
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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$23,277 - $90,743  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 70

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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.

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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 some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Radio Show Hosts. Clear Channel Communications, Inc. offers the largest salaries in town — $70K on average.

Popular Skills for Radio Show Host


Survey takers who work as Radio Show Hosts usually report a few specific 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, on the other hand, is typically associated with much lower pay. Those educated in Oral / Verbal Communication tend to be well versed in Broadcast Programming.

Pay by Experience Level for Radio Show Host

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


Radio Show Hosts generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $31K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $42K. Radio Show Hosts claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $50K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $64K.

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Key Stats for Radio Show Host

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

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
16%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Radio Show Host Salaries

▲55%

▲22%

▲1%

National Average
$41,000

▼26%

Skills That Affect Radio Show Host Salaries

Broadcast Programming
▲2%

Public Speaking
▼0%

National Average
$41,000


Social Media Optimization
▼40%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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