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Highest Paying Industries for Radio and Television Announcers

The top 35 highest paying industries 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 in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $114,730, agents and managers for artists, athletes, entertainers, and other public figures is the highest paying industry for radio and television announcers. It is followed by performing arts companies industry (average annual salary $90,690). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of radio and television announcers in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 35 Highest Paying Industries for Radio and Television Announcers

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures
$114,730
n/a
2 Performing Arts Companies
$90,690
90
3 Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
$49,780
50
4 Spectator Sports
$45,720
270
5 Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$43,930
850
6 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$43,420
870
7 Junior colleges - Local government owned
$42,420
110
8 Educational Services - Local government owned
$41,490
120
9 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$39,950
190
10 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$38,050
220
11 Educational Services - Privately owned
$38,040
240
12 Educational Services
$38,030
670
13 Television Broadcasting
$37,810
3,610
14 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$37,790
520
15 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$37,300
490
16 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$36,990
270
17 State government, including schools and hospitals
$36,780
320
18 Educational Services - State government owned
$36,680
300
19 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$36,600
90
20 Federal, State, and Local Government
$36,600
90
21 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$35,940
70
22 Elementary and Secondary Schools
$35,560
30
23 Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
$34,410
390
24 Information
$29,280
28,300
25 Broadcasting (except Internet)
$28,890
27,510
26 Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$28,880
90
27 Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$28,880
90
28 Radio and Television Broadcasting
$28,840
27,360
29 Newspaper Publishers
$28,740
90
30 Radio Broadcasting
$27,830
23,750
31 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$19,680
50
32 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$19,680
50
33 Employment Services
$19,090
60
34 Administrative and Support Services
$19,090
60
35 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$19,090
60
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