Average Mid-Career On-Air Talent Salary

$41,373
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$10,000
Bonus
$11,000
Commission
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The average salary for a Mid-Career On-Air Talent is $41,373.
10%
$25k
10%
$41k
50%
$65k
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90%
MEDIAN $41,373
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Salary
$25k - $65k
Bonus
$4k - $15k
Commission
$0 - $11k
Total Pay
$21k - $63k

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Job Description for On-Air Talent

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.

Career Paths

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On-Air Talent
Radio Show Host
Radio Producer
Program Director, Radio Broadcasting
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for On-Air Talent

Skills in Broadcast Programming, Public Speaking, Blogging and Social Media Optimization are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Social Media Marketing.

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 $31,585 based on 62 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.

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 171 survey responses.
Entry Level
4.7%
Early Career
36.3%
Experienced
28.7%
Late Career
30.4%