Radio and Television Announcers Salary Information in Tennessee

The average annual and hourly salaries for radio and television announcers in the state of Tennessee are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of radio and television announcers amongst Tennessee metropolitan areas 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 Tennessee

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16,870
25th Percentile Wage
$19,100
50th Percentile Wage
$26,080
75th Percentile Wage
$39,040
90th Percentile Wage
$58,700

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for radio and television announcers in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $58,700. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $26,080. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16,870.

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
$26,080
-4.49% 14.53%
2016
$27,250
12.70% -
2015
$23,790
7.94% -
2014
$21,900
-3.06% -
2013
$22,570
1.24% -
2012
$22,290
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of radio and television announcers in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of radio and television announcers in state of Tennessee ranges from $18,140 to $36,870. The highest paying area for radio and television announcers in Tennessee is Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin with a median annual salary of $36,870. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Chattanooga (mean annual salary $33,460). The lowest paying area is North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $18,140.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$36,870
Chattanooga
$33,460
Knoxville
$27,470
Memphis
$24,750
Clarksville
$23,260
Johnson City
$20,450
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$20,120
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$18,880
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$18,840
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$18,140




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