TV or Radio Host Salary

TV or Radio Hosts in the United States take home an average $51K annually. TV or Radio Hosts survey participants are largely women, dominating at 60 percent. Although just under one in three lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and half get dental coverage, too. Most TV or Radio Hosts like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$24,815 - $149,595
(Median)
$25K
$51K
$150K
MEDIAN: $51,398
10%
50%
90%

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$8.55 - $99.10
(Median)
$8
$20
$99
MEDIAN: $20
10%
50%
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
$24,815 - $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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$23,813 - $152,797  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 75
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
$8.55 - $99.10  
   
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.
)
$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).
)
$23,813 - $152,797  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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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.


The average beginner in this position makes around $47K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $65K. On average, TV or Radio Hosts make $85K following one to two decades on the job. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran TV or Radio Hosts report making only $50K on average.

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Experience Affects TV or Radio Host Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 65%

Mid-Career
up arrow 26%

National Average
$51,000

Late-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 30%
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