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Radio and Television Announcers Salary Information

The salary statistics of radio and television announcers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of radio and television announcers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The radio and television 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. Radio and Television Announcers Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,390
25th Percentile Wage
$21,700
50th Percentile Wage
$31,400
75th Percentile Wage
$51,000
90th Percentile Wage
$89,720

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for radio and television announcers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) radio and television announcers is $89,720. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $31,400. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,390. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 387% 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 radio and television announcers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201631,4001.40%10.76%
201530,9603.78%-
201429,7902.58%-
201329,0203.45%-
201228,020--

Table 2. Radio and Television Announcers Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of radio and television announcers in 6 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 radio and television announcers occupations is the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector with an annual salary $48,910. The lowest paying sector is the professional, scientific, and technical services sector (annual salary $23,310).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$48,910
Educational Services
$38,680
Federal, State, and Local Government
$32,390
Information
$31,080
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$30,750
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$23,310

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Radio and Television Announcers by States

From the above tables we note that not only radio and television announcers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of radio and television announcers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $18,350 to $62,630. The highest paying state for radio and television announcers is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $62,630. The lowest paying state is Guam with a median annual salary of $18,350. For more salary information of radio and television announcers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
District of Columbia
$62,630
New York
$56,870
California
$46,420
Alaska
$44,640
Utah
$44,220
Maryland
$42,910
Colorado
$39,550
Oregon
$37,180
Texas
$36,360
Massachusetts
$35,520
Washington
$35,250
Hawaii
$34,800
Arizona
$34,440
South Carolina
$34,010
Connecticut
$33,200
Ohio
$31,770
Georgia
$31,430
Nevada
$31,140
Maine
$30,590
Louisiana
$30,400
Virginia
$30,350
Nebraska
$30,330
Michigan
$30,260
North Dakota
$30,030
New Mexico
$29,980
Vermont
$29,700
New Jersey
$29,590
Minnesota
$29,430
South Dakota
$29,320
Rhode Island
$28,920
New Hampshire
$28,760
Wyoming
$28,570
Illinois
$28,430
Florida
$27,370
Tennessee
$27,250
Delaware
$27,010
Oklahoma
$25,460
Montana
$25,340
Iowa
$25,030
Kansas
$24,370
North Carolina
$24,290
West Virginia
$24,200
Idaho
$23,980
Missouri
$23,800
Indiana
$23,430
Wisconsin
$23,150
Arkansas
$22,250
Alabama
$22,060
Pennsylvania
$21,960
Kentucky
$21,940
Mississippi
$21,640
Puerto Rico
$18,440
Guam
$18,350


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