$43,756
Avg. Salary
$13.15
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$4,000

Bonus

$4,250

Profit Sharing

$7,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Radio Show Host is $13.15 per hour.

The median Radio Show Host has a base pay of $43,756. Salaries generally range from $25k to $91k. The median bonus is $4,000. Skills that can affect salary include Oral / Verbal Communication, Public Speaking, Broadcast Programming, Social Media Optimization.
$8.40
10%
$13.15
50%
$24.71
90%
MEDIAN $13.15
$25k
10%
$44k
50%
$91k
90%
MEDIAN $43,756
$24,807 - $90,898
$25K
$44K
$91K
MEDIAN: $43,756
10%
50%
90%

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$8.40 - $24.71
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MEDIAN: $13.15
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$0$90K
Salary $24,807 - $90,898
Bonus $386 - $19,690
Profit Sharing $4,250
Commission $7,000
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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$23,004 - $90,383
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 9 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 506
Hourly Data $0$102
Hourly Rate $8.40 - $24.71
Hourly Tips $4.32
Overtime $9.86 - $102
Annual Data $0$90K
Bonus $386 - $19,690
Commission $7,000
Profit Sharing $4,250
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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$23,004 - $90,383
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 9 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 112

Job Description for Radio Show Host

Radio show hosts provide a personal connection between the radio station and listening audience and may be recognized for on-air work such as entertaining discussion, interviewing guests, providing news and traffic reports, and setting up music and advertisements.

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Radio Show Host Tasks
  • Prepare and deliver content for radio audiences while managing guests and call-ins.
  • Book and interview content-relevant guests.
  • Select and develop content based on audience preferences, public requests, and program focus.

Radio Show Host Pay By Employer

$0$171K

$65,000

CBS Radio, Inc.
11 profiles
$70,000

$36,121

$39,305

$42,000

Common Career Paths for Radio Show Host


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Radio Show Hosts who transition into an upper level Radio Broadcasting Program Director position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Radio Broadcasting Program Director makes $43K a year.

Radio Show Host Job Listings

Popular Skills for Radio Show Host


Radio Show Hosts report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Broadcast Programming, Public Speaking, Oral / Verbal Communication, and Social Media Optimization are correlated to pay that is above average. Social Media Optimization and Oral / Verbal Communication, on the other hand, are typically associated with much lower pay. Most people who know Oral / Verbal Communication also know Broadcast Programming.

Pay by Experience Level for Radio Show Host

Pay by Experience for a Radio Show Host has a positive trend. An entry-level Radio Show Host with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 162 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Radio Show Host with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 96 salaries. An experienced Radio Show Host which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 147 salaries. A Radio Show Host with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 82 salaries.

Radio Show Host Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Radio Show Host?

Radio Show Host in Augusta:
"A very sexist, unfair work environment."
Pros: Making people happy on our radio show each morning.
Cons: Managers do not invest in tools to help me improve. I am unfairly compensated, compared to my male counterparts (even though I am more experienced and educated than they are.)

Radio Show Host in Wilmington:
Pros: The arts, the beach, the trees, the theatre, mild winters.
Cons: Conservatives, increasing gentrification, palmetto bugs, mosquitos.

Radio Show Host in Helena:
"It's the best thing ever."
Pros: Trade. Flexibility to be with my child(ren) The people. The public. Conditions.
Cons: The current cost of living makes my job not as lucrative as others.

Related Job Salaries

Key Stats for Radio Show Host

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 65 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
22%

Experience Affects Radio Show Host Salaries

▲56%

▲23%

▲2%

National Average
$41,000

▼26%

Skills That Affect Radio Show Host Salaries

Broadcast Programming
▲2%

Public Speaking
▲1%

National Average
$41,000


Social Media Optimization
▼39%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 65 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 29%