Training Requirements for Radio And Television Announcers

Radio and television announcers need a bachelor's degree and short-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Radio and television announcers
Percent
Less than High School 4.7
High School 19.0
Some College 24.4
Associates Degree 9.1
Bachelors Degree 35.6
Masters Degree 5.7
Doctorate or Professional Degree 1.4

Employment Outlook for Radio And Television Announcers

This represents about 42,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 6,000 less radio and television announcers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 12,000 more.

Typical Income for Radio And Television Announcers

Hourly Income

On average,radio and television announcers make $23.16 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Radio and television announcers $8.84 $10.43 $15.10 $24.52 $43.13
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations $10.20 $14.69 $22.69 $34.33 $49.69
Media and communication workers $12.88 $18.20 $26.34 $37.17 $50.89
Announcers $8.77 $10.21 $14.82 $24.42 $42.12
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, radio and television announcers make $48,170 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Radio and television announcers $18,390 $21,700 $31,400 $51,000 $89,720
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations $21,210 $30,560 $47,190 $71,410 $103,360
Media and communication workers $26,800 $37,860 $54,780 $77,310 $105,850
Announcers $18,250 $21,230 $30,830 $50,790 $87,620
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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