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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average 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 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.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of radio and television announcers from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
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|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
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|| |
|New York|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |