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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Radio and Television Announcers Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,840
25th Percentile Wage
$22,710
50th Percentile Wage
$32,450
75th Percentile Wage
$50,210
90th Percentile Wage
$83,520

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 $83,520. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $32,450. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,840. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 343% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

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
$32,450
3.24% 13.65%
2016
$31,400
1.40% -
2015
$30,960
3.78% -
2014
$29,790
2.58% -
2013
$29,020
3.45% -
2012
$28,020
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Table 2. Radio and Television Announcers Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of radio and television 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 radio and television announcers occupations is the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector with an annual salary $51,680. The lowest paying sector is the professional, scientific, and technical services sector (annual salary $24,010).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$51,680
Educational Services
$43,830
Federal, State, and Local Government
$35,250
Information
$31,910
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$30,750
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$28,900
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$26,410
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$24,010

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 $18,250 to $62,770. The highest paying state for radio and television announcers is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $62,770. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $18,250. 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
$62,770
California
$46,420
Maryland
$44,930
New Jersey
$44,410
New York
$42,530
Alaska
$38,820
Utah
$38,700
Oregon
$37,920
Texas
$36,840
Washington
$36,470
Wyoming
$36,120
Massachusetts
$35,520
Colorado
$35,240
New Mexico
$34,440
Arizona
$33,940
Maine
$32,950
Ohio
$32,370
Vermont
$32,150
Virginia
$31,580
Hawaii
$31,100
South Dakota
$31,050
Nebraska
$30,960
Nevada
$30,900
New Hampshire
$30,710
North Dakota
$30,710
Georgia
$30,540
Louisiana
$30,390
Wisconsin
$30,240
Michigan
$30,130
South Carolina
$29,430
Illinois
$29,080
Connecticut
$28,950
Florida
$28,870
Rhode Island
$28,700
Minnesota
$28,390
Oklahoma
$27,870
Iowa
$27,800
West Virginia
$27,030
Delaware
$27,010
North Carolina
$26,140
Tennessee
$26,080
Indiana
$26,070
Kansas
$25,480
Mississippi
$25,340
Pennsylvania
$25,170
Idaho
$23,980
Kentucky
$23,380
Missouri
$23,370
Montana
$23,080
Alabama
$23,020
Arkansas
$19,420
Guam
$18,350
Puerto Rico
$18,250



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