Radio and Television Announcers Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for radio and television announcers in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of radio and television announcers among Illinois cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Radio and Television Announcers in Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,020
25th Percentile Wage
$21,170
50th Percentile Wage
$28,430
75th Percentile Wage
$46,880
90th Percentile Wage
$74,310

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for radio and television announcers in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $74,310. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $28,430. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,020.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$9.14
25th Percentile Wage
$10.18
50th Percentile Wage
$13.67
75th Percentile Wage
$22.54
90th Percentile Wage
$35.72

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for radio and television announcers in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $35.72. The median hourly salary is $13.67. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $9.14.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of radio and television announcers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201628,4302.81%-16.64%
201527,630-14.04%-
201431,510-4.13%-
201332,810-1.07%-
201233,160--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Radio and Television Announcers in Illinois Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of radio and television announcers in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of radio and television announcers in state of Illinois ranges from $22,710 to $33,580. The highest paying area for radio and television announcers in Illinois is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area) with a median annual salary of $33,580. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) (mean annual salary $33,360). The lowest paying area is West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $22,710.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$33,580
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$33,360
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$31,180
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$22,710



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