Radio Operator Salary in Sector of Information

The salary statistics of radio operators in the industry sector of information are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare radio operator salaries in different industries within the information sector.

Average Annual Salary of Radio Operators

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17,560
25th Percentile Wage
$19,770
50th Percentile Wage
$36,900
75th Percentile Wage
$61,650
90th Percentile Wage
$75,050

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for radio operators in the industry sector of information. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) radio operators is $75,050. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $36,900. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid radio operators is $17,560.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of radio operators in the industry sector of information from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016
$36,900
-31.36% 22.22%
2015
$48,470
23.19% -
2014
$37,230
9.16% -
2013
$33,820
15.14% -
2012
$28,700
- -

Compare Radio Operator Salary in Different Industries within the Information Sector

The average salaries of radio operators in four industries in the information sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for radio operator occupations is the telecommunications industry with an annual salary $48,700. The lowest paying industry is the radio broadcasting industry (annual salary $25,340). For detailed radio operator salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Telecommunications
$48,700
Broadcasting (except Internet)
$25,590
Radio and Television Broadcasting
$25,590
Radio Broadcasting
$25,340

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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