Radio and Television Announcers Salary Information in Washington

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,750
25th Percentile Wage
$26,390
50th Percentile Wage
$36,470
75th Percentile Wage
$49,910
90th Percentile Wage
$81,670

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for radio and television announcers in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $81,670. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $36,470. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23,750.

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
$36,470
3.35% -8.99%
2016
$35,250
4.45% -
2015
$33,680
6.80% -
2013
$31,390
-26.63% -
2012
$39,750
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of radio and television announcers in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of radio and television announcers in state of Washington ranges from $22,930 to $62,290. The highest paying area for radio and television announcers in Washington is Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro with a median annual salary of $62,290. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Tacoma (mean annual salary $49,630). The lowest paying area is Lewiston with a median annual salary of $22,930.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$62,290
Tacoma
$49,630
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$41,710
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$40,510
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee
$40,000
Yakima
$29,780
Spokane
$25,270
Lewiston
$22,930




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