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TV or Radio Host Salary

An average TV or Radio Host in the United States can expect to take home roughly $52K annually. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most TV or Radio Hosts. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, slightly less than a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by about one-half. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$24,632 - $148,261
(Median)
$25K
$52K
$150K
MEDIAN: $51,663
10%
50%
90%

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$7.98 - $99.78
(Median)
$8
$20
$100
MEDIAN: $20
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90%

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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
$24,632 - $148,261  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,866  
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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$20,786 - $153,391  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 74
National Hourly Rate 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$34$68$102
Hourly Rate
$7.98 - $99.78  
   
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 - $19,866  
   
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).
)
$20,786 - $153,391  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 20

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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 $45K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $62K. TV or Radio Hosts with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $70K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $51K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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Experience Affects TV or Radio Host Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 33%

Mid-Career
up arrow 18%

National Average
$53,000

Late-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 29%