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Highest Paying Cities for Radio and Television Announcers

The top 100 highest paying cities for radio and television announcers (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of radio and television announcers in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $62,290, Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington is the highest paying city for radio and television announcers. It is followed by New Haven, Connecticut (average annual salary $60,850). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of radio and television announcers in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Radio and Television Announcers

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$62,290
120
2 New Haven, Connecticut
$60,850
n/a
3 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$60,730
310
4 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$60,030
560
5 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$59,490
630
6 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$58,840
160
7 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
$55,890
160
8 New York-Jersey City-White Plains, USA
$55,540
920
9 Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, USA
$52,700
70
10 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$50,220
500
11 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$50,130
210
12 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$49,900
470
13 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$49,810
1,100
14 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$49,770
90
15 Tacoma, Washington
$49,630
40
16 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$49,360
1,140
17 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$49,280
30
18 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$48,020
170
19 Columbia, South Carolina
$47,680
80
20 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$46,960
180
21 Tyler, Texas
$46,660
60
22 Albuquerque, New Mexico
$45,200
110
23 Fresno, California
$45,160
140
24 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, USA
$44,930
1,330
25 Salt Lake City, Utah
$44,740
190
26 Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, Pennsylvania
$44,710
30
27 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$44,700
1,240
28 Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area, Michigan
$44,500
50
29 Anchorage, Alaska
$44,110
40
30 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia
$43,800
120
31 Boise City-Nampa, Idaho
$43,220
70
32 Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky
$43,110
90
33 Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, South Carolina
$43,020
40
34 Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
$42,600
200
35 South Florida nonmetropolitan area, Florida
$42,530
90
36 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York
$42,210
80
37 Worcester, Massachusetts
$42,150
n/a
38 Peoria, Illinois
$41,890
50
39 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$41,710
300
40 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$41,350
140
41 Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky
$41,340
60
42 Harrisburg-Carlisle, Pennsylvania
$41,140
70
43 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$40,680
30
44 Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, Florida
$40,540
30
45 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$40,510
270
46 Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, USA
$40,470
n/a
47 Amarillo, Texas
$40,470
90
48 Omaha-Council Bluffs, Nebraska
$40,130
90
49 Wenatchee-East Wenatchee, Washington
$40,000
40
50 Bangor, Maine
$39,500
50
51 Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
$39,300
30
52 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$39,150
690
53 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$39,130
210
54 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$38,840
720
55 El Paso, Texas
$38,620
50
56 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan
$38,100
40
57 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$38,050
300
58 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$37,590
70
59 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$37,270
500
60 St George, Utah
$37,180
30
61 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
$37,130
160
62 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio
$36,910
240
63 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$36,900
590
64 Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$36,880
40
65 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, Tennessee
$36,870
190
66 Colorado Springs, Colorado
$36,850
50
67 West Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$36,800
30
68 Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$36,730
30
69 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$36,710
40
70 Baton Rouge, Louisiana
$36,630
100
71 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$36,550
1,290
72 Burlington-South Burlington, Vermont
$36,430
60
73 Corpus Christi, Texas
$36,400
80
74 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$36,260
90
75 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$36,160
330
76 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$36,120
360
77 Columbus, Georgia
$36,040
40
78 Urban Honolulu, USA
$35,930
80
79 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$35,850
170
80 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$35,790
380
81 Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio
$35,680
140
82 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$35,600
270
83 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$35,450
80
84 Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana
$35,410
70
85 Greeley, Colorado
$35,220
40
86 Eugene-Springfield, Oregon
$35,160
40
87 Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa
$35,120
80
88 Bismarck, North Dakota
$35,110
30
89 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$35,100
50
90 Monroe, Louisiana
$34,820
60
91 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$34,740
40
92 Richmond, Virginia
$34,720
100
93 Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area, North Dakota
$34,710
40
94 Columbus, Ohio
$34,600
130
95 Savannah, Georgia
$34,540
40
96 Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, USA
$34,340
140
97 Honolulu, Hawaii
$34,290
130
98 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$34,080
150
99 Huntington-Ashland, West Virginia
$33,750
60
100 Dothan, Alabama
$33,580
40
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