Radio Show Host Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Radio Show Host is $40,216 per year.
Radio Show Host Total Pay (?
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$23,402 - $87,166
(Median)
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56K
87K
MEDIAN: $40,215
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Radio Show Host Total Pay (?
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$8.07 - $25.64
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$23,402 - $87,166  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,033  
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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$20,971 - $86,491  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 411
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$8.07 - $25.64  
   
Overtime
$10.28 - $41.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,033  
   
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).
)
$20,971 - $86,491  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 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.

Common Career Paths for Radio Show Host

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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

San Francisco
up arrow 85%
Pittsburgh
up arrow 31%
Los Angeles
up arrow 27%
Chicago
up arrow 15%
National Average
$40,000
Atlanta
up arrow 12%
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Experience Affects Radio Show Host Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%
Experienced
up arrow 21%
Mid-Career
up arrow 10%
National Average
$40,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 27%

Skills That Affect Radio Show Host Salaries

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 3%
Public Speaking
up arrow 1%
National Average
$40,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 86 votes.

Gender

Female
41%
female alumni
 
Male
59%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 27%
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