Average Radio Show Host Salary

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The average salary for a Radio Show Host is $45,485.
MEDIAN $45,485
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$26k - $90k
$490 - $16k
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$421 - $10k
$3k - $20k
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$23k - $89k

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Job Description for Radio Show Host

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.
The top respondents for the job title Radio Show Host are from the companies Cumulus Media, Inc., CBS Radio, Inc. and Alpha Media Group, Inc. Reported salaries are highest at CBS Radio, Inc. where the average pay is $78,500. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Cumulus Media, Inc. and KSBJ, earning around $50,050 and $49,700, respectively. Saga Communications, Inc. pays the lowest at around $35,000. Townsquare Media and Alpha Media Group, Inc also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $40,000 and $40,444, respectively.

Career Paths

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Radio Show Host
Disc Jockey (DJ), Radio
TV or Radio Host
Program Director, Radio Broadcasting
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Radio Show Host

Skills that pay less than market rate include Media / Public Relations, Social Media Optimization, Broadcast Programming, Public Speaking and Oral / Verbal Communication.

Pay by Experience Level for Radio Show Host

An entry-level Radio Show Host with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $34,238 based on 25 salaries. An early career Radio Show Host with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $36,023 based on 186 salaries. A mid-career Radio Show Host with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $43,420 based on 92 salaries. An experienced Radio Show Host with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $51,011 based on 146 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $62,042.
Employees with Radio Show Host in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 71.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Washington, District of Columbia (52.2% more) and Seattle, Washington (37.2% more).

Years of Experience

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