The average salary for an On-Air Talent is $38,411.
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Job Description for On-Air Talent
On-air talents are responsible for the daily broadcasting of a television or radio station to which they're assigned, and their work focuses on engaging the listening or viewing audience in a creative and engaging manner while maintaining FCC compliance for content. On-air talents are also responsible for ensuring that any contests or promotions are implemented properly and performing checks of various logs during their shifts, such as commercials or music; they are also responsible for ensurin…Read more
On-Air Talent Tasks
- Host broadcast events, drawing out participants and selecting appropriate questions.
- Respond to email and telephone inquiries and attend events.
- Research, document, produce, and follow up about proposed and completed stories.
- Keep conversations on point and within brand standards.
- Interact with a variety of audiences, participants, and staff to produce clear storylines.
Popular Employer Salaries for On-Air Talent
The top respondents for the job title On-Air Talent are from the companies iHeartMedia, Inc, Entercom Radio Group and Townsquare Media. Reported salaries are highest at Entercom Radio Group where the average pay is $49,132. Townsquare Media pays the lowest at around $38,000.
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Popular Skills for On-Air Talent
Social Media Marketing
Web Content Management
Skills in Broadcast Programming, Public Speaking, Social Media Marketing and Web Content Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Production Support.
Pay by Experience Level for On-Air Talent
An entry-level On-Air Talent with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $29,799 based on 8 salaries. An early career On-Air Talent with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $30,234 based on 63 salaries. A mid-career On-Air Talent with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $41,838 based on 45 salaries. An experienced On-Air Talent with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $42,500 based on 49 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $47,368.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with On-Air Talent in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 119.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Miami, Florida (69.2% more) and New York, New York (36.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Corpus Christi, Texas (12.6% less) and Tampa, Florida (7.6% less).
Years of Experience
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