The average salary for an Entry-Level On-Air Talent is $29,799.
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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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Pay by Experience Level for On-Air Talent
An early career On-Air Talent with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $31,585 based on 62 salaries. A mid-career On-Air Talent with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $41,373 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.
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