The average salary for an Early-Career On-Air Talent is $31,585.
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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.
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Popular Skills for On-Air Talent
Social Media Marketing
Social Media Optimization
Skills in Public Speaking, Broadcast Programming, Social Media Marketing and Social Media Optimization 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. A mid-career On-Air Talent with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $41,373 based on 46 salaries. An experienced On-Air Talent with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $41,116 based on 49 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $46,904.
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