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
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

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
-31.36% 22.22%
23.19% -
9.16% -
15.14% -
- -

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
Broadcasting (except Internet)
Radio and Television Broadcasting
Radio Broadcasting

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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