The average TV or Radio Host in the United States earns approximately $58K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. There are more female TV or Radio Hosts who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 65 percent. While just under one in three report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and just under a half have dental, as well. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$27,168 - $138,086
(Median)
$27K
$58K
$140K
MEDIAN: $58,326
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90%

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$11.00 - $47.00
(Median)
$11
$22
$47
MEDIAN: $22.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$27,168 - $138,086  
   
Bonus
$2,000  
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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$25,315 - $128,759  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 51
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.00 - $47.00  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$10.00  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$2,000  
   
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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$25,315 - $128,759  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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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 for inexperienced workers average out to $60K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $49K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $80K in this role. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $48K on average.

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Experience Affects TV or Radio Host Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 52%

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

National Average
$53,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
medical benefits
Vision: 41%
dental benefits
None: 30%
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