$30,780
Avg. Salary
$39.43
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,000

Bonus

$300

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Disc Jockey (DJ) is $39.43 per hour.

The average pay for a Disc Jockey (DJ) is $30,780 per year.

10%
$10.14
10%
$39.43
50%
$144.53
90%
90%
MEDIAN $39.43
10%
$16k
10%
$31k
50%
$99k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $30,780
$16,075 - $98,811
$16K
$31K
$99K
MEDIAN: $30,780
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50%
90%

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$10.14 - $145
$10
$39
$140
MEDIAN: $39.43
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90%

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$0$216K
Salary $16,075 - $98,811
Bonus $20.61 - $9,696
Profit Sharing $300
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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$19,996 - $216,033
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 91
Hourly Data $0$253
Hourly Rate $10.14 - $145
Hourly Tips $0.66 - $19.57
Overtime $9.74 - $253
Annual Data $0$216K
Bonus $20.61 - $9,696
Profit Sharing $300
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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$19,996 - $216,033
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 182

Job Description

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.

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Disc Jockey (DJ) Tasks
  • 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.

Common Career Paths


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Pay by Experience Level

Pay by Experience for a Disc Jockey (DJ) has a positive trend. An entry-level Disc Jockey (DJ) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 68 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Disc Jockey (DJ) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 50 salaries. An experienced Disc Jockey (DJ) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 52 salaries. A Disc Jockey (DJ) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $84,000 based on 24 salaries.

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Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
18%

How Experience Affects Salaries

Late-Career
▲38%

Mid-Career
▲27%

Experienced
▲12%

National Average
$61,000

Entry-Level
▼1%

How Skills Affect Salaries

MUSIC
▲157%

Entertainment Coordination
▲102%

National Average
$61,000

Public Speaking
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 15%
dental benefits
Dental: 9%
vision benefits
Vision: 9%
no benefits
None: 83%