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Highest Paying States for Radio and Television Announcers

The highest paying states 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 states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $62,770, District of Columbia is the highest paying state for radio and television announcers. It is followed by California (average annual salary $46,420). 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 state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Radio and Television Announcers

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 District of Columbia
$62,770
$30,560 410
2 California
$46,420
$23,200 2,880
3 Maryland
$44,930
$23,910 340
4 New Jersey
$44,410
$21,500 160
5 New York
$42,530
$21,200 1,620
6 Alaska
$38,820
$24,060 120
7 Utah
$38,700
$22,350 290
8 Oregon
$37,920
$23,000 320
9 Texas
$36,840
$19,420 2,240
10 Washington
$36,470
$23,750 560
11 Wyoming
$36,120
$27,410 70
12 Massachusetts
$35,520
$19,470 510
13 Colorado
$35,240
$19,880 410
14 New Mexico
$34,440
$20,300 240
15 Arizona
$33,940
$21,000 560
16 Maine
$32,950
$19,140 200
17 Ohio
$32,370
$18,490 1,040
18 Vermont
$32,150
$21,010 140
19 Virginia
$31,580
$19,880 640
20 Hawaii
$31,100
$19,540 150
21 South Dakota
$31,050
$21,340 390
22 Nebraska
$30,960
$19,520 400
23 Nevada
$30,900
$20,350 240
24 New Hampshire
$30,710
$18,390 110
25 North Dakota
$30,710
$17,170 180
26 Georgia
$30,540
$17,680 680
27 Louisiana
$30,390
$20,680 300
28 Wisconsin
$30,240
$17,680 700
29 Michigan
$30,130
$19,330 650
30 South Carolina
$29,430
$17,150 250
31 Illinois
$29,080
$18,780 1,230
32 Connecticut
$28,950
$21,620 410
33 Florida
$28,870
$18,660 1,460
34 Rhode Island
$28,700
$20,510 70
35 Minnesota
$28,390
$20,370 820
36 Oklahoma
$27,870
$17,180 330
37 Iowa
$27,800
$17,260 520
38 West Virginia
$27,030
$18,860 190
39 Delaware
$27,010
$16,900 130
40 North Carolina
$26,140
$16,920 1,000
41 Tennessee
$26,080
$16,870 610
42 Indiana
$26,070
$16,860 520
43 Kansas
$25,480
$16,980 520
44 Mississippi
$25,340
$16,600 220
45 Pennsylvania
$25,170
$17,190 1,210
46 Idaho
$23,980
$20,200 140
47 Kentucky
$23,380
$16,690 660
48 Missouri
$23,370
$17,370 920
49 Montana
$23,080
$18,520 260
50 Alabama
$23,020
$16,790 260
51 Arkansas
$19,420
$18,010 370
52 Guam
$18,350
$15,890 80
53 Puerto Rico
$18,250
$15,990 150
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