Announcers Salary Information

The salary statistics of announcers are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of announcers in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of announcers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The announcers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Announcers Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for announcers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) announcers is $87,620. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $30,830. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,250. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 380% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth

Table 2. Announcers Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of announcers in 8 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for announcers occupations is the educational services sector with an annual salary $37,410. The lowest paying sector is the other services (except federal, state, and local government) sector (annual salary $20,810).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Educational Services
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Federal, State, and Local Government
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Accommodation and Food Services
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)


Highest paying industries for announcers.