TV or Radio Host Salary

Pay for TV or Radio Hosts in the United States sits in the ballpark of $54K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not claimed by all — about one in three lack any form of coverage — but more than half have medical insurance, and more than two-fifths have dental, too. Job satisfaction for TV or Radio Hosts is high. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female TV or Radio Hosts making up 70 percent. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$24,468 - $122,554
$24K
$54K
$120K
MEDIAN: $53,631
10%
50%
90%

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$19.65 - $28.49
$25
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$0$122K
Salary $24,468 - $122,554
Bonus $2,000
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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$25,532 - $119,403
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 46
Hourly Data $0$28
Hourly Rate $25.00
Overtime $8.50
Annual Data $0$119K
Bonus $2,000
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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$25,532 - $119,403
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 6

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Job Description for TV or Radio Host

A TV or radio host holds an on-air role at a TV or radio station. This may include, for example, selecting music to play during a radio program and recording segments to play between songs. It could also include hosting a TV or radio talk program on a wide range of subjects. TV or radio hosts must have engaging personalities and have a good understanding of their target audience.

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Pay by Experience Level for TV or Radio Host

Pay by Experience for a TV or Radio Host has a positive trend. An entry-level TV or Radio Host with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 27 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A TV or Radio Host with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 17 salaries. An experienced TV or Radio Host which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 18 salaries. A TV or Radio Host with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 7 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,355

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For TV or Radio Hosts, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 14 percent above the national average. The smallest paychecks in the market, 16 percent south of the national average, can be found in Los Angeles.

Key Stats for TV or Radio Host

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects TV or Radio Host Salaries

Experienced
▲22%

National Average
$53,000

Late-Career
▼1%

Mid-Career
▼5%

Entry-Level
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 42%
vision benefits
Vision: 35%
no benefits
None: 32%
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