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 amongst 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,780
25th Percentile Wage
$21,790
50th Percentile Wage
$29,080
75th Percentile Wage
$51,630
90th Percentile Wage
$90,320

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 $90,320. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $29,080. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,780.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of radio and television announcers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$29,080
2.24% -14.03%
2016
$28,430
2.81% -
2015
$27,630
-14.04% -
2014
$31,510
-4.13% -
2013
$32,810
-1.07% -
2012
$33,160
- -

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 $19,320 to $41,890. The highest paying area for radio and television announcers in Illinois is Peoria with a median annual salary of $41,890. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Bloomington-Normal (mean annual salary $39,300). The lowest paying area is South Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $19,320.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Peoria
$41,890
Bloomington-Normal
$39,300
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$39,150
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$38,840
Springfield
$31,310
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$31,180
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$23,190
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$23,180
Champaign-Urbana
$22,910
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$19,320




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