Information About Radio Operators

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Training

Radio operators need moderate-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Radio operators
Training for Radio Operators
Percent
Less than High School 2.3
High School 19.6
Some College 29.5
Associates Degree 14.8
Bachelors Degree 29.5
Masters Degree 3.6
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.7

Employment

Represents about 1,000 people in the United States- 12.3% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 0 more radio operators but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 0 more.


Hourly Income

On average, radio operators make $21.73 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Radio operators $9.37 $15.30 $21.50 $28.10 $34.10
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 operators make $45,190 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Radio operators $19,490 $31,910 $44,810 $58,640 $71,080
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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