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
$22,390
25th Percentile Wage
$29,850
50th Percentile Wage
$51,680
75th Percentile Wage
$115,250
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 $51,680. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid radio and television announcers is $22,390.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$51,680
5.36% 15.54%
2016
$48,910
8.83% -
2015
$44,590
2.62% -
2014
$43,420
11.15% -
2013
$38,580
-13.14% -
2012
$43,650
- -

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 eight 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 agents and managers for artists, athletes, entertainers, and other public figures industry with an annual salary $114,730. The lowest paying industry is the promoters of performing arts, sports, and similar events industry (annual salary $39,150). For detailed radio and television announcers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures
$114,730
Performing Arts Companies
$90,690
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters
$90,570
Spectator Sports
$57,880
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
$56,330
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$52,860
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
$40,460
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
$39,150

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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