Radio and Television Announcers Salary in Sector of Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

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

Average Annual Salary of Radio and Television Announcers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20,050
25th Percentile Wage
$29,660
50th Percentile Wage
$48,910
75th Percentile Wage
$106,530
90th Percentile Wage
$183,460

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for radio and television 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) radio and television announcers is $183,460. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $48,910. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid radio and television announcers is $20,050.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of radio and television announcers in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201648,9108.83%10.75%
201544,5902.62%-
201443,42011.15%-
201338,580-13.14%-
201243,650--

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

The average salaries of radio and television announcers in six 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 radio and television announcers occupations is the performing arts companies industry with an annual salary $90,690. The lowest paying industry is the amusement, gambling, and recreation industries industry (annual salary $40,460). For detailed radio and television announcers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Performing Arts Companies
$90,690
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters
$90,570
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$50,110
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
$46,430
Spectator Sports
$42,070
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
$40,460

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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