Average Mid-Career Radio Show Host Salary

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The average salary for a Mid-Career Radio Show Host is $43,822.
MEDIAN $43,822
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$29k - $82k
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$23k - $79k

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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.

Career Paths

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

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Popular Skills for Radio Show Host

Skills in Public Speaking and Broadcast Programming are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Media / Public Relations, Social Media Optimization 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 $34,959 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 182 salaries. An experienced Radio Show Host with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $51,381 based on 144 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $62,428.

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Years of Experience

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