Average Disc Jockey (DJ), Radio Salary

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The average salary for a Disc Jockey (DJ), Radio is $36,580.
MEDIAN $36,580
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$23k - $68k
$170 - $17k
$0 - $15k
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$20k - $65k

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Job Description for Disc Jockey (DJ), Radio

Disc Jockey (DJ), Radio Tasks
  • Select, arrange, and broadcast music for a given audience.
  • Provide commentary on pop, sports, or news stories.

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Career Paths

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Radio Producer
Radio Show Host
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Popular Skills for Disc Jockey (DJ), Radio

Skills in Broadcast Programming, Oral / Verbal Communication, Social Media Marketing and Public Speaking are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Editing.

Pay by Experience Level for Disc Jockey (DJ), Radio

An entry-level Disc Jockey (DJ), Radio with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $25,130 based on 6 salaries. An early career Disc Jockey (DJ), Radio with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $30,483 based on 79 salaries. A mid-career Disc Jockey (DJ), Radio with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $37,648 based on 55 salaries. An experienced Disc Jockey (DJ), Radio with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $48,186 based on 60 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $46,915.
Employees with Disc Jockey (DJ), Radio in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 121.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Orlando, Florida (75.0% more) and Chicago, Illinois (56.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Seattle, Washington (4.3% less).

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