TV or Radio Host Salary

The average TV or Radio Host in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $53K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female TV or Radio Hosts making up 70 percent. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, close to a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by the larger part and dental insurance is reported by more than two-fifths. Work is enjoyable for TV or Radio Hosts, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$25,532 - $119,195
$26K
$56K
$120K
MEDIAN: $55,569
10%
50%
90%

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$15.00 - $28.00
$25
MEDIAN: $24.57
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$0$119K
Salary $25,532 - $119,195
Bonus $5,000
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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$29,233 - $111,786
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 50
Hourly Data $0$162
Hourly Rate $24.57
Overtime $20.00
Annual Data $0$111K
Bonus $5,000
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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$29,233 - $111,786
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 7

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Job Description for TV or Radio Host

A TV or radio host holds an on-air role at a TV or radio station. This may include, for example, selecting music to play during a radio program and recording segments to play between songs. It could also include hosting a TV or radio talk program on a wide range of subjects. TV or radio hosts must have engaging personalities and have a good understanding of their target audience.

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Pay by Experience Level for TV or Radio Host

Pay by Experience for a TV or Radio Host has a positive trend. An entry-level TV or Radio Host with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 27 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A TV or Radio Host with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 17 salaries. An experienced TV or Radio Host which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 18 salaries. A TV or Radio Host with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 7 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $54,487

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

New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for TV or Radio Hosts, 15 percent above the national average. Los Angeles is the lowest-paying area, 16 percent south of the national average.

Key Stats for TV or Radio Host

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects TV or Radio Host Salaries

Experienced
▲19%

National Average
$54,000

Late-Career
▼3%

Mid-Career
▼7%

Entry-Level
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
vision benefits
Vision: 34%
no benefits
None: 29%
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