TV or Radio Host Salary

TV or Radio Hosts in the United States can expect wages of $51K per year on average. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 56 percent. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, around one in four are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by the greater part. Most TV or Radio Hosts like their work and job satisfaction is high.

$24,669 - $143,463
(Median)
$25K
$51K
$140K
MEDIAN: $51,398
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$8.36 - $99.78
(Median)
$8
$15
$100
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$24,669 - $143,463  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $48,177  
Profit Sharing
$3.50  
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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$23,270 - $147,106  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 85
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$34$68$102
Hourly Rate
$8.36 - $99.78  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$14.74  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $48,177  
   
Profit Sharing
$3.50  
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).
)
$23,270 - $147,106  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 20
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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

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


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $46K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $67K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $85K. For some reason, TV or Radio Hosts with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $50K.

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Experience Affects TV or Radio Host Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 67%

Mid-Career
up arrow 33%

National Average
$51,000

Late-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
medical benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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