For TV or Radio Hosts, yearly average wages total $52K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. The majority of TV or Radio Hosts claim high levels of job satisfaction. While around one in three report receiving no health benefits, the larger part do receive medical coverage, and over a third have dental, as well. The majority of TV or Radio Hosts (63 percent) who took the survey are women. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$22,669 - $144,530
$23K
$52K
$140K
MEDIAN: $51,750
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90%

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$10.30 - $57.21
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$57
MEDIAN: $20.35
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$22,669 - $144,530  
   
Bonus
$1,500  
Total Pay (?
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$24,118 - $107,235  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 43
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$10.30 - $57.21  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$10.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,500  
   
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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$24,118 - $107,235  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 13

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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.


The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $47K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $51K on average. For TV or Radio Hosts, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $70K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $50K on average.

Key Stats for TV or Radio Host

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
030
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects TV or Radio Host Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 39%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$51,000

Late-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 38%
vision benefits
Vision: 31%
dental benefits
None: 34%
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