Average Late-Career On-Air Talent Salary

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The average salary for a Late-Career On-Air Talent is $47,368.
MEDIAN $47,368
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$33k - $138k
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$23k - $145k

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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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On-Air Talent
Radio Show Host
Radio Producer
Program Director, Radio Broadcasting
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Popular Skills for On-Air Talent

Skills in Public Speaking are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Web Content Management, Production Support and Broadcast Programming.

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. 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.

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Years of Experience

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