TV or Radio Host Salary

TV or Radio Hosts in the United States take home an average $52K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female TV or Radio Hosts making up 71 percent. Some workers in this field — more than a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the larger part and dental plans are enjoyed by about two in five. Job satisfaction for TV or Radio Hosts is high. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$22,669 - $144,530
$23K
$52K
$140K
MEDIAN: $51,825
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$11.84 - $34.77
$12
$20
$35
MEDIAN: $20.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$22,669 - $144,530  
   
Bonus
$5,000  
Total Pay (?
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$24,632 - $103,260  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 43
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.84 - $34.77  
   
Overtime
$10.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$5,000  
   
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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$24,632 - $103,260  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 10

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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 $46K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $50K on average. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $65K in this role. 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 $53K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,302

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, 21 percent above the national average. Los Angeles ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 11 percent below the national average.

Key Stats for TV or Radio Host

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects TV or Radio Host Salaries

Experienced
▲29%

Late-Career
▲5%

Mid-Career
▼0%

National Average
$50,000

Entry-Level
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 39%
vision benefits
Vision: 32%
dental benefits
None: 36%
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