The average salary for an Experienced Radio Show Host is $50,566.
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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. On-air radio personalities must be comfortable and able to provide on-location relays and reports to provide perspectives from ongoing festivals, concerts, and other events and they may also be responsible for providing voice tracks f…Read more
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.
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Popular Skills for Radio Show Host
Oral / Verbal Communication
Media / Public Relations
Skills in Oral / Verbal Communication and Public Speaking are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Media / Public Relations and Broadcast Programming.
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 $35,302 based on 26 salaries. An early career Radio Show Host with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $36,146 based on 177 salaries. A mid-career Radio Show Host with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $43,189 based on 83 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $60,599.
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Employees with Radio Show Host in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 61.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (21.6% more) and Atlanta, Georgia (0.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (11.0% less) and Orlando, Florida (7.1% less).
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