Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a Disc Jockey (DJ) is $48.26
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Disc Jockey (DJ)s?
An entry-level Disc Jockey (DJ) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $27.50 based on 10 salaries. An early career Disc Jockey (DJ) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $48.69 based on 65 salaries. A mid-career …Read more
What Do Disc Jockey (DJ)s Do?
Traditionally, a disc jockey (DJ) has been an on-air broadcaster who selected music to air on a radio station and chatted between songs. However, this job has changed substantially over the last 30 years. Radio stations now often use centralized network programming transmitted by satellite or the Internet, so most DJs work at music clubs, special events, and parties, especially for weddings and similar private occasions.
A good DJ needs to have professional equipment unless he or she …Read more
- Create a fun, musical environment appropriate for each event.
- Serve as disc jockey in various lounges or nightclubs.
- Maintain up-to-date musical inventory for a variety of categories such as classic top 40, dance oriented rock, Latin, classic disco, reggae, and classic rock.
- Teach line dance lessons, perform backstage tours, and announce bands.