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Overview
Announcers present music, news, and sports and may provide commentary or interview guests about these or other important topics. Some act as masters of ceremonies (emcees) or disc jockeys (DJs) at weddings, parties, or clubs.
Predicted employment growth
Over the next decade, jobs for radio and television announcers are expected to shrink by 12%, and should have about 3,600 job openings a year.
Safety from automation
Radio and television announcers are less likely to be automated than 75% of other careers.
Workforce size
Radio and television announcers, with 41,300 workers, are near the middle of all careers in the number employed.
Education
Only 46% of announcers have a bachelor's degree or higher.
Education attained by announcers
High School
Some College
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate
Context: workers with bachelor's degrees
More announcers have bachelor's degrees than 67% of other careeers.
Salaries
The median (middle) salary for 79% of all other jobs is higher than the middle salary for radio and television announcers. The graph shows inflation-adjusted salaries for most radio and television announcers.
This job's median $33KAll jobs' median $39K$32K$38K20142015201620172018$0$10K$20K$30K$40K$50K
Context: Median Salary
Gender
Women account for 22% of announcers -- that's a smaller percentage than 62% of other jobs.
Gender of announcers
Men
Women
Context: Salary inequity
For each career, we compared the median (middle) men's salary to the median women's salary. For announcers, the median men's salary was 0% more the median woman's salary.
Race/Origin
About 19% of announcers are minority, and 12% are foreign-born.
Race/origin of announcers
White
Black
Pacific Islander
Hispanic
Asian
American Indian
Multiracial
Other
Context: Foreign-born workers (12%)
Where are the most jobs?
We ranked the number of jobs in Radio and Television Announcers per thousand workers in each state, DC, and Puerto Rico. The darker the blue, the higher the job density.
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Job benefits
Employer or union-sponsored pension plans are offered to 37% of announcers, and 69% have company-sponsored health insurance (14% have dependents enrolled in their employer's health plan).
Employer-provided health coverage for announcers
100% premiums covered
Partial premiums covered
Plan with no cost sharing
No health insurance
Top college degrees
Here are the top college degrees held by the 43% of people in this job who have at least a bachelor's degree. Some of degrees may link to multiple programs due to the way Census classifies college majors. Click on a program to learn more about career opportunities for people who major in that field.
The downside
Some jobs are more stressful than others, and some are just plain dangerous. The following list gives the percentages of radio and television announcers who report hazardous or difficult situations typically occurring at least once a week.
  • Time Pressure (90%)
  • Frequency of Conflict Situations (52%)
  • Consequence of Error (47%)
SOURCES:24.0 O*NET
Salary and diversity
Salary overview
What do announcers earn?

In this section, we want to give you a clear idea of what you can expect to earn in this career. We use two sources of data here: the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), which asks employers to classify their workforce and to report salaries using the SOC-specialty level of reporting, and the American Community Survey (ACS), which asks people to classify their jobs using the broad classifications that ididio uses for career profiles, and to self-report their salaries. For some jobs, the differences in survey approaches between BLS and ACS can paint a very different end-picture. In particular, the ACS data is reported for the larger career group announcers, which combines the data for 2 careers, including radio and television announcers. Whenever possible, we provide data from both sources.

The BLS-compiled salary data is reported by companies for their employees. This data is classified by SOC specialty, and excludes self-employed workers. We first show the distribution of salaries for radio and television announcers, and then we show how the middle (median) salary for radio and television announcers compares to the BLS-computed median salaries of other careers.
Distribution: Salaries for radio and television announcers (BLS Salary Data)
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Context: Median salaries across careers (BLS Salary Data)
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We compiled household data from the ACS to determine the salaries that people working at least 35 hours a week report themselves to earn. Unlike the BLS estimates, this data includes self-employed wages. Additionally, we only have ACS survey data for the larger career category and not for the specialty level. We first show the full salary distribution for all announcers, and then we show how the median (middle) salary for announcers compares to the median ACS-reported salary of other careers.
Distribution: Salaries for announcers (ACS Salary Data)
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Context: Median salaries across careers (ACS Salary Data)
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Employers and salary
A look at employers and corresponding salaries
The donut shares the break-down of workers by employer type, and following we show the salary distributions for these workers based on those employer types. For some careers, the salaries can be vastly different between private, government, and self-employment. As with our salary overview, we view the both the BLS economists' salary profiles and the household-reported salaries from ACS to get a thorough understanding of where radio and television announcers work and for what salary. We have the great faith in the accuracy of economist-vetted BLS data; however, the BLS restrictions on which employers are surveyed skews the data a bit (read more in the sources), and the ACS responses provide different and useful categorizations of employers and salaries.
Employers of Announcers (ACS)
Private for-profit (69.4%)
Private not-for-profit (4.3%)
Local government (0.7%)
State government (1.3%)
Federal government (2.3%)
Self-employed incorporated (6.9%)
Self-employed not incorporated (15.1%)
Working without pay (0.1%)
Distribution: Salaries of announcers by type of employer (ACS data)
Following are the salary distributions by employer type calculated by aggregating individual household survey responses. These salaries were reported for the larger career group of announcers, which combines the 2 specialties for this career.
$43K$43K$33K$93K$58K$42K$64K$0$20,000$40,000$60,000$80,000$100,000$120,000Self-employed not incorporatedSelf-employed incorporatedFederal governmentLocal governmentPrivate not-for-profitPrivate for-profitAll
Distribution: Salaries of radio and television announcers by type of employer (BLS data)
Following are the salary distributions by employer type as reported by BLS based on large employer-focused surveys. We note that smaller employer categories are not included by BLS. Remember that the BLS salaries are for the specialty radio and television announcers, and may differ signficantly from the ACS salary estimates which combine several career specialties.
$33K$35K$33K$45K$0$20,000$40,000$60,000$80,000$100,000State governmentLocal governmentPrivateAll
Age and career advancement
Salary growth for announcers

The biggest take-away from the following two charts is the relationship between salary and experience that we can infer from age. Does this job seem to attract especially younger or older workers? Does it reward experience?

Take a minute a look at how much you might expect your salary to increase with each five years' experience, as well as how the numbers working in this career changes. We only provide this data when there are enough consistent ACS survey responses to allow a reasonable margin of error, so for some careers you will see gaps in our reporting of salary by age.

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Our only sources for career data containing age, gender, or origin/race come from the Census Bureau. To provide these breakdowns, we have aggregated ACS person-level career survey responses by career, gender, race, and age. These graphics reflect the results of our aggregations, and are useful for identifying trends. A careful statistical study of the impact of age, gender, and race on salaries would correct for other factors that could be contributing to salary differences.

Gender and Equity
Announcers and gender

With 22% women, this occupation has a lower percentage of women than 62% of careers.

Context: Women in the workforce
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Gender of Announcers
Men (78%)
Women (22%)
Distribution: Salaries by gender

As we'll illustrate at the bottom of this section, the median salary for all full-time male workers in the US exceeds the full-time median salary for women by 20%. The situation is better for announcers, with the median salary for men only 0.1% higher than the median salary for women. This chart shows you the salary range for most workers by gender.

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Context: Salary Inequity

Nationwide there are twenty careers for which men do not have a higher median (middle) salary than women. The chart below shows the salary inequity, the percentage by which the median men's salary is higher than the median women's salary, for most jobs. Announcers have one of the smaller percentage increases for men's salary, with the increase the men's median salary over the women's median salary in this job lower than that for 94% of other jobs.

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Our only sources for career data containing age, gender, or origin/race come from the Census Bureau. To provide these breakdowns, we have aggregated ACS person-level career survey responses by career, gender, race, and age. These graphics reflect the results of our aggregations, and are useful for identifying trends. A careful statistical study of the impact of age, gender, and race on salaries would correct for other factors that could be contributing to salary differences.

Race/Origin
Race and origin of announcers

The representation of minority and foreign-born workers is quite different between careers, and the relative pay of those workers also varies significantly between careers. The percentage of minority announcers falls in about the middle of all careers' percentages. There is a smaller percentage of foreign-born workers in this career than in most other careers.

Race/origin of announcers
White (77% )
Black (11% )
Other (4% )
Asian (3% )
Multiracial (3% )
Hispanic (1% )
American Indian (1% )
Context: Representation of minorities in the workforce
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Context: Representation of foreign-born workers
12%0%20%40%60%80%100%
Distribution: Salaries for announcers by race/origin

For some careers, there is a pay disparity depending on race or origin, though this is not prevalent. We calculate standard errors for all of our calculations, and when the error is high we do not show results. Therefore, for some jobs will have omitted race/origin categories.

$42K$46K$60K$0$20K$40K$60K$80K$100K$120KWhiteBlackAsian
Distribution: Salaries for announcers by nativity
$41K$43K$0$20K$40K$60K$80K$100K$120KAll foreign-bornAll native citizens

Our only sources for career data containing age, gender, or origin/race come from the Census Bureau. To provide these breakdowns, we have aggregated ACS person-level career survey responses by career, gender, race, and age. These graphics reflect the results of our aggregations, and are useful for identifying trends. A careful statistical study of the impact of age, gender, and race on salaries would correct for other factors that could be contributing to salary differences.

Pathways to this career
Education requirements and salary
Education attained by radio and television announcers

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), radio and television announcers typically hold a bachelor's degree.

Sometimes the typical education identified by the BLS differs a bit from the reality of the how much education current workers actually have. The donut shows the education level held by people currently working as announcers as reported in responses to the American Community Survey. Following, we investigate whether education level influences salary for announcers.

Education attained by announcers
None
High School
Some College
Associate's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Professional Deg/Doct
Doctorate
Details: Education and training recommended for radio and television announcers

Public address announcers typically need a high school diploma. Radio and television announcers typically need a bachelor’s degree in communications, broadcasting, or journalism, but some jobs only require a high school diploma.

College broadcasting programs offer courses, such as voice and diction, to help students improve their vocal qualities. In addition, these programs prepare students to work with the computer and audio equipment and software used at radio and television studios.

Distribution: Salary by education level

What level of education is truly needed for announcers? Below we see the distribution of announcers salaries based on the education attained. These comparisons are based on all survey responses by those who identified themselves as announcers, and are not intended as a statistical analysis of salary differences that would correct for non-educational factors that could contribute to high or low earnings.

$37K$38K$38K$51K$72K$0$20K$40K$60K$80K$100K$120KHigh School (19%)Some College (23%)Associate's Degree (8%)Bachelor's Degree (39%)Master's Degree (5%)
Bachelor's degree pathways
College majors held by announcers

This table shows the college majors held by people working as announcers. Select any degree to see detailed information. We are able to connect careers to degrees using the American Community Survey (ACS), and their degrees are defined a little differently from our programs, which are based on standard CIP classifications. Therefore, selecting some degrees will lead to a selection of CIP-level programs from which to choose.

If you see "**" before the name of a degree/program, that means this field is one that the Department of Education believes is preparatory for this career. However, you can see from this list that those recommendations are far from your only path to this job!

Degree
Select any title to learn more about that degree
Percentage of Announcers with this degree
Salary for all majors
Salary distribution (across jobs). Showing 0-$200,000.
Median
Middle 50%
Middle 80%
Education
Final education level of all people with this major
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate
Gender
Gender of people this bachelor's degree
Men
Women
19.9%
$0$200K$56K
11.3%
$0$200K$57K
10.5%
$0$200K$51K
3.2%
$0$200K$67K
2.9%
$0$200K$63K
2.8%
$0$200K$47K
2.8%
$0$200K$53K
2.6%
$0$200K$60K
1.7%
$0$200K$55K
1.6%
$0$200K$51K
1.4%
$0$200K$73K
1.4%
$0$200K$60K
1.1%
$0$200K$51K
The link between degrees and careers
The link between degrees and careers

With the following "sankey" diagram, you can follow the top ten bachelor's degrees held by people working as announcers, and then, in turn, you can see the 10 occupations that hire the most of each degree's graduates. This visualization links fields of studies and careers, suggesting both similar careers and options for degrees. The full list of bachelor's degrees held by announcers given in the previous section reminds us that there are many paths to these careers beyond what we can summarize here.

This job
Top 10 majors
Each major's top ten jobs
Managers (specialized areas)Marketing and sales managersElementary and middle school teachersWholesale and manufacturing sales representativesCustomer service representativesHuman resources workersSecretaries and administrative assistantsFirst-line supervisors of retail sales workersLawyers, judges, and magistratesRetail salespersonsNews analysts, reporters and correspondentsEditorsWriters and authorsPublic Relations SpecialistsProducers and directorsChief executives and legislatorsDesignersTelevision, video, and motion picture camera operators and editorsPostsecondary teachersSecondary school teachersEducation administratorsAccountants and auditorsFinancial managersBookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerksFirst-line supervisors of office and administrative support workersManagement analystsFinancial analystsFirst-line supervisors of non-retail sales workersActorsWaiters and waitressesCounselorsSocial workersPsychologistsPhysicians and surgeonsArtists and related workersSpecialized media/broadcast techniciansApplications and systems software developersCommunicationsJournalismMass MediaEnglish Language andLiteratureAccountingGeneral BusinessDrama and Theater ArtsPsychologyPolitical Science andGovernmentCommunicationTechnologiesAll other degrees
Switching Careers
Most common new jobs
The most common next careers for announcers

What jobs will most announcers hold next year?

The data in this chart comes from person interviews for the Census Bureau's Current Population Survey. The survey interviews households eight times over a two-year period, allowing us a glimpse into how people move from job to job. You can see more details from the results of the survey in our last tab in this section, and you can read about our methodology in our source descriptions.

Here we see all of the jobs that at least 1% of announcers reported holding in their second year's survey. Is your future job on this list?

AnnouncersNews analysts, reporters and correspondentsProducers and directorsChief executives and legislatorsEntertainers and related workers (specialized areas)Management analystsAdvertising sales agentsCashiersFirst-line supervisors of food preparation and serving workersMusicians, singers, and related workersFood service managersReal estate managersFirst-line supervisors of retail sales workersStock clerks and order fillersSecretaries and administrative assistantsHand packers and packagersConstruction laborers
Lateral career moves
Lateral job transitions for announcers

A lateral career transition is a move to a job with similar pay and responsibilities. A move to such a job can offer a change of pace without an increase in stress or a decrease in pay. The following table simply identifies all 7 jobs which were held by at least 1% of survey respondents before working as announcers as well as 1% of respondents after working as announcers. Select a row to investigate the job's full description and determine if it truly offers an opportunity for a lateral transition.

Lateral-move careers for announcers
Annual openings
How many openings are expected each year?
Salary
Salary distribution for people in this occupation. Range is 0-$200,000.
Median
Middle 50%
Middle 80%
Education
High School
Some College
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate
Gender
Men
Women
Cashiers
659,300
$0$200K$20K
Secretaries and administrative assistants
395,200
$0$200K$36K
First-line supervisors of food preparation and serving workers
147,300
$0$200K$25K
Musicians, singers, and related workers
30,100
$0$200K$41K
Chief executives and legislators
24,000
$0$200K$96K
Advertising sales agents
18,000
$0$200K$53K
News analysts, reporters and correspondents
4,500
$0$200K$50K
Full prior and next career listings
Prior and next careers for announcers: full listings

What do people typically do before and after they work as announcers? Here are the full lists of all jobs that at least 1% of announcers surveyed reported as holding a year earlier or later.

Choose which type of transition to view
Prior jobs
Next jobs
Prior careers for announcers
Annual openings
How many openings are expected each year?
Salary
Salary distribution for people in this occupation. Range is 0-$200,000.
Median
Middle 50%
Middle 80%
Education
High School
Some College
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate
Gender
Men
Women
Percentage Transitioning
What percentage worked in this job the previous year?
Cashiers
659,300
$0$200K$20K
2.0%
Secretaries and administrative assistants
395,200
$0$200K$36K
1.2%
Driver/sales workers and truck drivers
376,900
$0$200K$41K
1.3%
General office clerks
356,600
$0$200K$33K
1.0%
Grounds maintenance workers
191,100
$0$200K$23K
1.4%
First-line supervisors of food preparation and serving workers
147,300
$0$200K$25K
1.2%
Cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop counter attendants
113,500
$0$200K$16K
1.1%
Managers (specialized areas)
84,000
$0$200K$72K
5.3%
Insurance sales agents
56,200
$0$200K$46K
1.1%
Teachers and instructors (specialized areas)
55,600
$0$200K$43K
1.1%
Engineering technicians
40,100
$0$200K$54K
1.0%
Musicians, singers, and related workers
30,100
$0$200K$41K
2.1%
Chief executives and legislators
24,000
$0$200K$96K
1.1%
Advertising sales agents
18,000
$0$200K$53K
3.0%
Specialized media/broadcast technicians
16,700
$0$200K$51K
2.5%
Computer programmers
15,700
$0$200K$82K
1.1%
Television, video, and motion picture camera operators and editors
7,100
$0$200K$49K
1.3%
Announcers
4,800
$0$200K$43K
41.7%
News analysts, reporters and correspondents
4,500
$0$200K$50K
3.4%
No occupation
16.2%
Read about radio and television announcers
Responsibilities and activities
Responsibilities and activities

Announcers typically do the following:

  • Present music, news, sports, the weather, the time, and commercials
  • Interview guests and moderate panels or discussions on their shows
  • Announce station programming information, such as program schedules, station breaks for commercials, or public service information
  • Research topics for comment and discussion during shows
  • Read prepared scripts on radio or television shows
  • Comment on important news stories
  • Provide commentary for the audience during sporting events, at parades, and on other occasions
  • Select program content
  • Introduce upcoming acts and guide the audience through the entertainment
  • Make promotional appearances at public or private events

Radio and television announcers present music or the news and comment on important current events. Announcers are expected to be up to date with current events or a specific field, such as politics or sports, so that they can comment on these issues during their programs. They may research and prepare information on current topics before appearing on air. In addition, announcers schedule guests on their shows and work with producers to develop other creative content.

Radio and television announcers also may be responsible for other aspects of television or radio broadcasting. They may operate studio equipment, sell commercial time to advertisers, or produce advertisements and other recorded material. At many radio stations, announcers do much of the work traditionally done by editors and broadcast technicians, such as broadcasting program schedules, commercials, and public service announcements.

Many radio and television announcers increasingly maintain a presence on social media sites. Establishing a presence allows them to promote their stations and better engage with their audiences, especially through listener feedback, music requests, or program contests. Announcers also make promotional appearances at charity functions or other community events.

Many radio stations now require DJs to update station websites with show schedules, interviews, or photos.

The following are examples of types of radio and television announcers:

  • Disc jockeys, or DJs, broadcast music for radio stations. They typically specialize in one kind of music genre and announce selections as they air them. DJs comment on the music being broadcast as well as on weather and traffic conditions. They may take requests from listeners, interview guests, or manage listener contests.
  • Talk show hosts may work in radio or television and specialize in a certain area of interest, such as politics, personal finance, sports, or health. They contribute to the preparation of program content, interview guests, and discuss issues with viewers, listeners, or the studio audience.
  • Podcasters record shows that can be downloaded for listening through a computer or mobile device. Like traditional talk radio, podcasts typically focus on a specific subject, such as sports, politics, or movies. Podcasters may also interview guests and experts on the specific program topic. However, podcasts are different than traditional radio broadcasts. Podcasts are prerecorded so audiences can download and listen to these shows at any time. Listeners can also subscribe to a podcast to have new episodes automatically downloaded to their computer or mobile devices.

Public address system announcers entertain audiences to enhance performances or they provide information. They may prepare their own scripts or improvise lines in their speeches.

The specific duties of public address system announcers will vary greatly depending on where these announcers work. For example, an announcer for a sports team may have to present starting lineups (official lists of players who will participate in an event), read advertisements, and announce players as they enter and exit a game.

Train announcers are responsible for reading prepared scripts containing details and data related to train schedules and safety procedures. Their job is to provide information rather than entertainment.

The following are examples of types of public address system and other announcers:

  • Party DJs are hired to provide music and commentary at an event, such as a wedding, a birthday party, or a corporate party. Many of these DJs use digital files or portable media devices.
  • Emcees host planned events. They introduce speakers or performers to the audience. They may tell jokes or provide commentary to transition from one speaker to the next.
Personality and skills
Personality and skills

Can you see yourself in the ranks of radio and television announcers? Here are the skills and traits that could lead to success.

Computer skills
Announcers, especially those seeking careers in radio or television, should have good computer skills and be able to use editing software and other broadcast-related devices.
Interpersonal skills
Radio and television announcers interview guests and answer phone calls on air. Party disc jockeys (DJs) and emcees should be comfortable working with clients to plan entertainment options.
Persistence
Entry into this occupation is very competitive, and many auditions may be needed for an opportunity to work on the air. Many entry-level announcers must be willing to work for a small station and be flexible to move to a small market to secure their first job.
Research skills
Announcers must research the important topics of the day in order to be knowledgeable enough to comment on them during their program.
Speaking skills
Announcers must have a pleasant and well-controlled voice, good timing, and excellent pronunciation.
Writing skills
Announcers need strong writing skills because they normally write their own material.
Trends in employment
Salary trends
Distribution and trends: Salaries for radio and television announcers
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Adjusted for inflation
Historic dollars

In 2018, the median (middle) for 79% of all other jobs were higher than the median (middle) salary for radio and television announcers. This graphic shows how the salary distribution (adjusted for inflation) has changed for this job over recent years. The gray line, as a comparison, shows the median salary of all US workers.

This job's median $33KAll jobs' median $39K$29K$38K200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018$0$10K$20K$30K$40K$50K
Projected versus actual employment
Exploring actual employment trends versus projected trends

Currently, jobs for radio and television announcers are anticipated to shrink by 12%. over the next decade; 93% of jobs are projected to grow more.

The projected employment for radio and television announcers is the best guess created by talented economists and statisticians at the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). However, as you look through several careers you'll notice that the projections are heavily influenced by past performance and may miss current trends. No one can tell the future, and as new information and better techniques are developed, actual counts and future projections may change. Here's a glimpse at the actual counts versus the projections over time.

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Employment counts
Actual measured employment
BLS 10-year predictions
Variation by state
Employment
State-by-state employment numbers

Some careers tend to be centered in specific parts of the country. For example, most jobs in fashion are in New York or California. Let's see if your dream job is easy to find in your dream location! We have a few choices for viewing the data that can help you get a full employment picture.

Job density versus job count

Which states hire the most radio and television announcers? We wonder if that's a fair question since states come in all sizes, so instead let's start with the question of which states have the highest density of people working as radio and television announcers. You can choose to view the number of jobs per state if you prefer.

BLS vs ACS data

This map defaults to employment information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), which provides job totals carefully compiled for accuracy and with a primary focus on how employers describe their workers. The BLS job totals do not count self-employed workers. We've also compiled totals using the Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS) which are based on how workers describe themselves. Sometimes ACS results are quite a bit different from the employer-based BLS data.

One important factor in the differences between ACS and BLS data is that the ACS numbers are for all announcers, comprised of all specialities listed in the menu bar, and you can choose to view the BLS at the specialty or full career level.

Choose the metric to review
Jobs per 1000 working
Number of jobs
Use this data source
BLS for this specialty
Number of Radio and Television Announcers per 1,000 workers (BLS)
Select a state to see local area details
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Salary
Salaries by state
Let's get a feel for where radio and television announcers earn the highest salaries. There are several choices for which data we consider and how we view that data, and each can lead to different conclusions, so please read on...
Median salary versus state ratio

We use two methods to compare salaries across states:

  • In-state comparisons: the ratio of median (middle) salaries for announcers compared to the median salary for all people working in each state, or
  • Median salary: the unaltered median salaries for announcers.

We hope the ratio allows perspective about how salaries may compare to the regional cost-of-living.

BLS vs ACS data

We have two sources for statewide salary information with important distinctions. The BLS data is created by surveying companies, missing individuals who are self-employed or work for smaller companies. The ACS data is compiled from multi-faceted household surveys and may reflect the inconsistencies that people may have in reporting information. The ACS salaries are for all announcers, which combines the specialities from which you can choose at the top of the page.

Choose the metric to review
In-state comparisions
Median salary
Use this data source
BLS for this specialty
Median salary ratio: Radio and Television Announcers to all workers (BLS for this specialty)
The darkest shading corresponds to states in which radio and television announcers earn the highest salary when compared to other jobs in the state. We think this ratio might be a better indicator than the actual salary for your buying power as a state resident.
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Compare to similar jobs

If this job interests you, then use the dots below to find other jobs you might like. The dots closer to the top represent jobs that are like Announcers (shown with a blue star). Look for the dots to the right to find the best salaries! (We pulled salary data from BLS, and they give a top salary value of just over $200K to protect privacy, so our graph would go much higher if the salaries were not top coded.)

How should the career similarity be computed

There are a number of ways to measure the similarity of jobs, here are a few we provide:

  • Interests: Also known as a Holland Code - Are you a thinker? A helper? What fits your personality?
  • Environment: Are there hazards? Will you be comfortable? Will it be stressful?
  • Knowledge: What do you need to know the most about?
  • Physical Abilities: Do you need to especially strong or coordinated?
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