Training Requirements for Radio Operators

Radio operators need a high school diploma or equivalent and short-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Radio operators
Percent
Less than High School 1.5
High School 16.2
Some College 27.5
Associates Degree 16.7
Bachelors Degree 32.5
Masters Degree 5.0
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.5

Employment Outlook for Radio Operators

This represents about 1,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 0 radio operators but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 0 more.

Typical Income for Radio Operators

Hourly Income

On average,radio operators make $22.49 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Radio operators $9.49 $15.24 $22.24 $28.77 $35.54
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations $10.20 $14.69 $22.69 $34.33 $49.69
Media and communication equipment workers $10.40 $14.65 $21.96 $33.35 $47.69
Broadcast and sound engineering technicians and radio operators $10.59 $14.47 $20.47 $29.53 $40.55
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, radio operators make $46,780 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Radio operators $19,740 $31,690 $46,250 $59,850 $73,930
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations $21,210 $30,560 $47,190 $71,410 $103,360
Media and communication equipment workers $21,630 $30,460 $45,680 $69,370 $99,200
Broadcast and sound engineering technicians and radio operators $22,030 $30,100 $42,590 $61,420 $84,330
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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