Average Early-Career On-Air Talent Salary

$31,585
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$5,000
Bonus
$1,350
Commission
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The average salary for an Early-Career On-Air Talent is $31,585.
10%
$23k
MEDIAN
$32k
90%
$45k
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$23k - $45k
Bonus
$2k - $9k
Commission
$0 - $1k
Total Pay
$19k - $45k

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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.

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Popular Skills for On-Air Talent

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.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 156 survey responses.
Entry Level
5.1%
Mid Career
29.5%
Experienced
31.4%
Late Career
34.0%