Salary for Broadcast Announcers and Radio Disc Jockeys

Also known as:  Commercial Announcer, Game Show Host, Radio Artist, Radio Disk Jockey, Radio Host, Talk Show Host, Television Host

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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 Broadcast Announcer and Radio Disc Jockey can earn average salaries of between $19,580 - $114,050 based on experience and education levels. Broadcast Announcers and Radio DJs can get a salary of fifty-seven thousand three hundred dollars yearly.

Broadcast Announcers and Radio DJs can get the highest pay in New York, where they earn normal pay levels of close to about $83,400. Employees who work in this career can make the most money in Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation, where they can earn job pay of $69,820.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 81.58 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Broadcast Announcers and Radio Disc Jockeys tend to make the most in the following industries:

Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$69,820
Educational Services
$57,620
Information
$56,660
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$49,330
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$46,430
Public Administration
$37,350

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Public Administration
$37,350
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$46,430
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$49,330
Information
$56,660
Educational Services
$57,620
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$69,820