How Much Do Radio TV Announcers Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Radio TV Announcers

Radio TV Announcers speak or read from scripted materials, such as news reports or commercial messages, on radio, television, or other communications media. May play and queue music, announce artist or title of performance, identify station, or interview guests.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$57300 per year
Hourly wage
$28 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$19,580 to $25,110 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$9 to $12 per hour

Entry-level Radio and Television Announcers with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $19,580 to $25,110 per year or $9 to $12 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Radio and Television Announcers to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $55 $114,050
Senior (Top 25%) $29 $59,980
Middle (Mid 50%) $18 $36,770
Junior (Bottom 25%) $12 $25,110
No experience (Bottom 10%) $9 $19,580

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
NY $40 $83,400
CA $40 $82,980
WA $37 $77,260
MA $36 $75,730
DC $36 $75,050
OR $30 $62,940
AZ $30 $61,960
UT $29 $60,460
MD $29 $59,610
FL $29 $59,560

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Radio and Television Announcer is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like NY doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at NY might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Radio TV Announcers are in the states of NY, CA, WA, MA and DC.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Spectator Sports $108080 $51.96
Other Information Services $71120 $34.19
Junior Colleges $62250 $29.93
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools $58100 $27.93
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers $57750 $27.77
Radio and Television Broadcasting $55150 $26.51
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services $42900 $20.62
Elementary and Secondary Schools $39750 $19.11
Local Government $35840 $17.23
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries $34790 $16.73
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events $ $*
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers $ $*
Motion Picture and Video Industries $ $*
Cable and Other Subscription Programming $ $*

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