TV or Radio Host Salary

TV or Radio Hosts in the United States can expect wages of $51K annually on average. TV or Radio Hosts survey participants are largely women, dominating at 62 percent. Most TV or Radio Hosts like their work and job satisfaction is high. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — slightly less than a third lack coverage. On the flip side, the greater part have medical insurance and roughly one-half receive dental plans. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$24,815 - $149,595
(Median)
$25K
$51K
$150K
MEDIAN: $51,398
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$8.41 - $99.55
(Median)
$8
$24
$100
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$24,815 - $149,595  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,273  
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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$23,489 - $153,347  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 75
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$34$68$102
Hourly Rate
$8.41 - $99.55  
   
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,273  
   
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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$23,489 - $153,347  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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Pay by Experience Level for TV or Radio Host

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


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $47K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $69K. For TV or Radio Hosts, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $85K. TV or Radio Hosts who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $50K.

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Experience Affects TV or Radio Host Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 64%

Mid-Career
up arrow 34%

National Average
$52,000

Late-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 31%
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