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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 $65,120, Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington is the highest paying city for radio and television announcers. It is followed by New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York (average annual salary $59,700). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [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
$65,120
120
2 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$59,700
1,460
3 Anchorage, Alaska
$56,810
60
4 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$56,360
300
5 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$56,120
240
6 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$56,040
440
7 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$55,950
370
8 Wichita, Kansas
$54,820
70
9 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$53,770
230
10 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$50,910
230
11 Omaha-Council Bluffs, Nebraska
$50,260
140
12 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$49,770
130
13 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$49,360
1,140
14 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$48,780
600
15 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$48,500
570
16 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$48,020
120
17 Columbia, South Carolina
$47,680
80
18 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$47,530
1,050
19 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$46,960
160
20 Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$45,270
40
21 Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, Pennsylvania
$44,710
30
22 Salt Lake City, Utah
$43,710
200
23 Colorado Springs, Colorado
$43,070
30
24 Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, South Carolina
$43,020
40
25 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$43,010
320
26 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$42,650
300
27 Rochester, New York
$42,400
130
28 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$41,390
270
29 Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina
$41,230
200
30 Albuquerque, New Mexico
$41,160
80
31 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$40,680
30
32 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$40,570
210
33 Amarillo, Texas
$40,470
90
34 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
$39,700
90
35 Fresno, California
$39,540
150
36 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York
$38,910
120
37 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$38,560
210
38 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$38,420
310
39 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$38,050
310
40 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia
$37,690
100
41 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$37,660
490
42 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, South Carolina
$37,440
250
43 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$37,320
570
44 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$36,710
40
45 Knoxville, Tennessee
$36,610
60
46 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$36,550
1,290
47 Burlington-South Burlington, Vermont
$36,520
50
48 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$36,160
350
49 Columbus, Georgia
$36,040
40
50 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio
$35,720
190
51 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$35,610
200
52 Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana
$35,410
70
53 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$35,100
50
54 Monroe, Louisiana
$34,820
60
55 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$34,770
130
56 Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area, Michigan
$34,760
100
57 Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio
$34,640
130
58 Savannah, Georgia
$34,540
40
59 Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
$34,530
290
60 Honolulu, Hawaii
$34,290
130
61 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan
$34,100
70
62 Tucson, Arizona
$34,010
100
63 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$33,800
160
64 Toledo, Ohio
$33,590
70
65 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$33,580
750
66 Chattanooga, Tennessee
$33,460
60
67 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$33,360
710
68 Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, Florida
$33,200
140
69 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, Tennessee
$32,910
360
70 Lincoln, Nebraska
$32,340
40
71 Memphis, Tennessee
$32,190
150
72 Richmond, Virginia
$32,110
100
73 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
$31,890
110
74 Eugene-Springfield, Oregon
$31,690
40
75 Grand Rapids-Wyoming, Michigan
$31,640
60
76 Gary, Indiana
$31,550
40
77 Columbia, Missouri
$31,520
50
78 Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky
$31,360
60
79 Rapid City, South Dakota
$31,260
80
80 Sioux Falls, South Dakota
$31,240
100
81 Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area, Illinois
$31,180
n/a
82 Macon, Georgia
$30,980
50
83 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
$30,960
190
84 Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa
$30,840
40
85 Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area, New Mexico
$30,770
80
86 Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area, New Hampshire
$30,720
40
87 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, New York
$30,460
50
88 Columbus, Ohio
$30,440
100
89 Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area, Oregon
$30,190
30
90 Tulsa, Oklahoma
$30,160
30
91 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$30,120
260
92 Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area, Michigan
$29,990
90
93 Cedar Rapids, Iowa
$29,960
80
94 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$29,730
n/a
95 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida
$29,310
190
96 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$29,250
80
97 Medford, Oregon
$29,230
60
98 Mobile, Alabama
$29,230
30
99 Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area, Minnesota
$29,200
150
100 North Arizona nonmetropolitan area, Arizona
$29,170
30
See also: Highest paying industries for radio and television announcers.