Salary for Radio and Television Announcers

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Also known as: Commercial Announcer, Game Show Host, Radio Artist, Radio Disk Jockey, Radio Host, Talk Show Host, Television Host
The job of radio and television announcers includes gathering, planning, writing, rewriting and delivering informational spots on topics such as news and the weather, interviewing guests, working with producers and assistants to choose program material, and communicating with listeners by phone on air, or answering their emailed questions. Additonally, these professional may host or appear at charitable, community, promotional or civic events. Most individuals employed in this profession have at least some college education.

A Radio or Television Announcer will normally receive a salary somewhere between 32000 and 48000 based on seniority. Radio and Television Announcers will normally get an average wage of Forty Thousand dollars per year.

Radio and Television Announcers can obtain the highest compensation in the District of Columbia, where they earn average pay levels of about $93690. People in this job function make the most money in Educational Services, where they can receive average pay levels of $71540.

The national wage distribution is shown below. To overlay local salaries for a Radio or Television Announcer, please select your state.

ANNUAL SALARY

HOURLY RATE

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 26.22 percent nationwide in that time.
Radio and Television Announcers tend to make the most in the following industries
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$71,540
Educational Services
$43,540
Information
$38,880
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$38,800
Public Administration
$37,370
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$35,690
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$35,690
Public Administration
$37,370
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$38,800
Information
$38,880
Educational Services
$43,540
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$71,540

SALARY COMPARISON BY STATE

HIGHEST PAYING

Radio and Television Announcers have the highest average income in the following states
District of Columbia
$93,690
New Jersey
$60,500
Washington
$58,500
Arizona
$54,860
Massachusetts
$54,820
California
$54,380
New York
$54,150

LOWEST PAYING

The following states have the lowest average wages for this career
Hawaii
$23,850
Kentucky
$24,240
Mississippi
$24,440
Montana
$24,760
Tennessee
$26,950
West Virginia
$27,290
Wyoming
$27,420

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