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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 $62,630, District of Columbia is the highest paying state for radio and television announcers. It is followed by New York (average annual salary $56,870). 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 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
$62,630
$51,510 190
2 New York
$56,870
$21,660 2,020
3 California
$46,420
$23,200 2,940
4 Alaska
$44,640
$26,610 120
5 Utah
$44,220
$21,700 260
6 Maryland
$42,910
$22,850 320
7 Colorado
$39,550
$19,120 480
8 Oregon
$37,180
$22,010 320
9 Texas
$36,360
$18,810 2,280
10 Massachusetts
$35,520
$19,470 500
11 Washington
$35,250
$21,200 600
12 Hawaii
$34,800
$18,680 160
13 Arizona
$34,440
$18,530 550
14 South Carolina
$34,010
$17,280 250
15 Connecticut
$33,200
$19,990 240
16 Ohio
$31,770
$18,470 960
17 Georgia
$31,430
$17,470 630
18 Nevada
$31,140
$18,630 260
19 Maine
$30,590
$18,380 170
20 Louisiana
$30,400
$21,590 340
21 Virginia
$30,350
$18,300 630
22 Nebraska
$30,330
$19,310 500
23 Michigan
$30,260
$18,890 760
24 North Dakota
$30,030
$18,380 210
25 New Mexico
$29,980
$19,190 220
26 Vermont
$29,700
$20,000 140
27 New Jersey
$29,590
$18,730 320
28 Minnesota
$29,430
$19,490 760
29 South Dakota
$29,320
$20,180 390
30 Rhode Island
$28,920
$20,440 80
31 New Hampshire
$28,760
$17,380 100
32 Wyoming
$28,570
$18,920 30
33 Illinois
$28,430
$19,020 1,260
34 Florida
$27,370
$18,220 1,670
35 Tennessee
$27,250
$17,050 810
36 Delaware
$27,010
$16,900 130
37 Oklahoma
$25,460
$16,970 260
38 Montana
$25,340
$18,640 210
39 Iowa
$25,030
$16,950 380
40 Kansas
$24,370
$17,070 440
41 North Carolina
$24,290
$16,780 940
42 West Virginia
$24,200
$18,610 220
43 Idaho
$23,980
$20,200 140
44 Missouri
$23,800
$17,320 960
45 Indiana
$23,430
$16,510 600
46 Wisconsin
$23,150
$16,800 690
47 Arkansas
$22,250
$17,310 310
48 Alabama
$22,060
$16,630 310
49 Pennsylvania
$21,960
$16,520 1,290
50 Kentucky
$21,940
$16,500 660
51 Mississippi
$21,640
$16,790 240
52 Puerto Rico
$18,440
$16,150 150
53 Guam
$18,350
$15,890 80
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