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Announcers Salary in Sector of Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

The salary statistics of announcers in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare announcers salaries in different industries within the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector.

Average Annual Salary of Announcers

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 announcers in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) announcers is $104,500. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $34,030. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid announcers is $19,430.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of announcers in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
0.71% 7.08%
9.59% -
-2.29% -
3.81% -
-5.19% -
- -

Compare Announcers Salary in Different Industries within the Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation Sector

The average salaries of announcers in eleven industries in the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for announcers occupations is the spectator sports industry with an annual salary $39,530. The lowest paying industry is the fitness and recreational sports centers industry (annual salary $22,290). For detailed announcers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Spectator Sports
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures
Gambling Industries
Performing Arts Companies
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers

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


Highest paying industries for announcers.