Information About Radio And Television Announcers

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Training

Radio and television announcers need long-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Radio and television announcers
Training for Radio And Television Announcers
Percent
Less than High School 3.8
High School 21.1
Some College 30.4
Associates Degree 9.9
Bachelors Degree 28.4
Masters Degree 5.0
Doctorate or Professional Degree 1.4

Employment

Represents about 55,000 people in the United States- 33.3% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are down Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 3,000 less radio and television announcers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 15,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, radio and television announcers make $19.47 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Radio and television announcers $8.24 $9.31 $13.10 $20.20 $35.70
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations $9.38 $13.70 $20.90 $31.70 $45.40
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, radio and television announcers make $40,510 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Radio and television announcers $17,150 $19,360 $27,280 $42,150 $74,350
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations $19,520 $28,640 $43,640 $66,080 $94,470
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

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

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