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TV or Radio Host Salary (United States)

TV or Radio Hosts in the United States take home an average $52K per year. Female TV or Radio Hosts survey participants are more prevalent than men — 64 percent of professionals. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most TV or Radio Hosts. Just under one in three of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the larger part report medical coverage and a little over a half claim dental coverage as well. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
TV or Radio Host Salary (?
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$24,217 - $148,261
(Median)
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52K
83K
150K
MEDIAN: $51,599
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TV or Radio Host Salary (?
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$7.87 - $100.45
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$24,217 - $148,261  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,727  
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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$20,446 - $154,466  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 74
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$7.87 - $100.45  
   
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$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,727  
   
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).
)
$20,446 - $154,466  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 17
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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.
For many TV or Radio Hosts, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $41K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $65K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $67K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $85K.
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Experience Affects TV or Radio Host Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 61%
Experienced
up arrow 28%
Mid-Career
up arrow 23%
National Average
$53,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
64%
female alumni
 
Male
36%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 30%