$35,407
Avg. Salary
$10.18
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$2,500

Commission

$29,479

The average pay for a Disc Jockey (DJ), Radio is $10.18 per hour.

The average pay for a Disc Jockey (DJ), Radio is $35,407 per year.

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MEDIAN $35,407
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$0$73K
Salary $22,256 - $73,290
Bonus $250 - $16,500
Commission $29,479
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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$19,924 - $67,044
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 201
Hourly Data $0$55
Hourly Rate $8.43 - $19.39
Hourly Tips $4.74
Overtime $7.50 - $55.00
Annual Data $0$67K
Bonus $250 - $16,500
Commission $29,479
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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$19,924 - $67,044
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 91

Job Description for Disc Jockey (DJ), Radio

The radio disc jockey or DJ is an invaluable part of the radio broadcast team. The DJ is the voice of the radio station and as such, professionalism is required, but a sunny disposition is helpful as well. From their broadcast booth in the studio, the DJ shares music, appropriate commentary and ads with the general public. DJs are responsible for maintaining an accurate and consistent schedule of ads playing on the air; this requires close contact with the Ads Manger and other team members in order to keep up the requirements of the ad buys.

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Disc Jockey (DJ), Radio Tasks

  • Select, arrange, and broadcast music for a given audience.
  • Provide commentary on pop, sports, or news stories.

Popular Employer Salaries for Disc Jockey (DJ), Radio


Cumulus Media, Inc. offers the largest salaries in town — $40K on average.

The pay scale is far from balanced at Clear Channel Communications, Inc.. While salaries on one end can reach $61K, the company's median pay sits at $31K, the lowest in the field.

Disc Jockey (DJ), Radio Job Listings

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

Pay by Experience for a Disc Jockey (DJ), Radio has a positive trend. An entry-level Disc Jockey (DJ), Radio with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 83 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Disc Jockey (DJ), Radio with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 48 salaries. An experienced Disc Jockey (DJ), Radio which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 42 salaries. A Disc Jockey (DJ), Radio with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 38 salaries.

Disc Jockey (DJ), Radio Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Disc Jockey (DJ), Radio?

Disc Jockey (DJ), Radio in Gooding:
"When you a DJ make sure that you make your listeners happy."
Pros: I like to playing good music.
Cons: Peaple call you by names that not good.

Key Stats for Disc Jockey (DJ), Radio

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
24%

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Experience Affects Disc Jockey (DJ), Radio Salaries

Experienced
▲43%

Late-Career
▲19%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 50%
dental benefits
Dental: 36%
vision benefits
Vision: 30%
no benefits
None: 50%