$40,446
Avg. Salary
$11.84
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$2,750

Bonus

$1,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Radio Producer is $11.84 per hour.

The average pay for a Radio Producer is $40,446 per year.

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$8.94
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$11.84
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$19.50
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MEDIAN $11.84
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$27k
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$69k
90%
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MEDIAN $40,446
$26,591 - $69,403
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MEDIAN: $40,446
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$0$69K
Salary $26,591 - $69,403
Bonus $204 - $11,920
Commission $1,000
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$20,853 - $61,687
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 299
Hourly Data $0$45
Hourly Rate $8.94 - $19.50
Hourly Tips $0.78
Overtime $1.71 - $45.02
Annual Data $0$61K
Bonus $204 - $11,920
Commission $1,000
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$20,853 - $61,687
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 141

Job Description for Radio Producer

The main responsibility of a radio producer is to handle the audio content of broadcasts, whether it is via radio, the Internet, and/or mobile platforms. The radio producer is involved from the beginning of the content development process, which includes generating ideas for programs, creating content, writing scripts, and finding interviewees. They are also charged with picking music, as well as converting text, graphics, and video files into other formats as needed. During the show itself, the producer performs a managerial role and helps handle audience responses. The day-to-day functions of a radio producer also include interviewing prospective employees, managing radio equipment, editing content, producing user-generated content, and making sure content is in compliance with copyright laws.

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Radio Producer Tasks
  • Oversee broadcasts and ensure that programs meet ratings objectives with Portable People Meter (PPM) measured audiences.
  • Schedule guests and assist in crafting appropriate direction for day-to-day programming.
  • Operate radio console for talk show programs and manage soundboards during live shows.
  • Effectively interact with on-air talent and guests when needed.

Popular Employer Salaries for Radio Producer


Radio Producers fill the offices of leading firms CBS Radio, Inc., Entercom Communications Corporation, Entercom Radio Group, Cumulus Media, Inc., and iHeartMedia, Inc. Radio Producers seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Sirius Xm Radio Inc., where the average salary comes to $56K. Soaring salaries can also be found at Entercom Communications Corporation, Clear Channel Communications, Inc., and CBS Radio, Inc., where earnings of $49K, $40K, or $34K are standard for Radio Producers.

Employees at Cumulus Media, Inc., iHeartMedia, Inc, and CBS Radio, Inc. can also expect below-average earnings of $25K, $34K, and $34K.

Common Career Paths for Radio Producer


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Radio Producers who transition into a Radio Broadcasting Program Director role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $43K per year.

Radio Producer Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Radio Producer

Pay by Experience for a Radio Producer has a positive trend. An entry-level Radio Producer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 151 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Radio Producer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 72 salaries. An experienced Radio Producer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 57 salaries. A Radio Producer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 20 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $35,614

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Los Angeles offers some of the highest pay in the country for Radio Producers, 61 percent above the national average. Radio Producers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+39 percent), Washington (+38 percent), Atlanta (+27 percent), and Boston (+20 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a Radio Producer's salary, with Philadelphia Radio Producers earning salaries that are 28 percent less than the national average. Chicago and Miami are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 12 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively.

Radio Producer Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Radio Producer?

Radio Producer in Philadelphia:
"You can't learn radio from a classroom, it is all hands-on."
Get involved in a radio station any way you can. Have patience, work hard, and show that you can be an asset to the station.

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Key Stats for Radio Producer

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 72 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Radio Producer Salaries

▲44%

▲36%

▲1%

National Average
$36,000

▼15%

Skills That Affect Radio Producer Salaries

Project Management
▲17%

Video Editing
▲2%

National Average
$36,000


▼8%

Social Media Marketing
▼17%

writing
▼21%

Hosting
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 72 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 33%