Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers

Speak or read from scripted materials, such as news reports or commercial messages, on radio or television. May announce artist or title of performance, identify station, or interview guests. Excludes "Broadcast News Analysts" (27-3021).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
32,520 2.1 % $19.19 $39,910 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.98 $9.21 $12.91 $20.01 $34.86
Annual Wage (2) $16,590 $19,150 $26,850 $41,610 $72,500


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Radio and Television Broadcasting 30,170 14.18 $18.56 $38,610
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 440 0.97 (8) (8)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 390 0.01 $22.60 $47,000
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 280 0.35 $28.68 $59,650
Spectator Sports 260 0.20 $38.00 $79,050

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Radio and Television Broadcasting 30,170 14.18 $18.56 $38,610
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 440 0.97 (8) (8)
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 280 0.35 $28.68 $59,650
Spectator Sports 260 0.20 $38.00 $79,050
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 60 0.06 $21.29 $44,280

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Spectator Sports 260 0.20 $38.00 $79,050
Motion Picture and Video Industries 70 0.02 $32.67 $67,950
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 280 0.35 $28.68 $59,650
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 390 0.01 $22.60 $47,000
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 60 0.06 $21.29 $44,280


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 2,510 0.18 0.70 $27.48 $57,150
New York 2,230 0.27 1.04 $28.64 $59,560
Texas 1,800 0.18 0.70 $21.24 $44,180
Florida 1,540 0.22 0.84 $19.55 $40,670
Pennsylvania 1,520 0.28 1.08 $15.85 $32,960




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Dakota 370 0.96 3.76 $14.10 $29,330
North Dakota 320 0.89 3.48 $13.47 $28,010
Montana 230 0.55 2.15 $15.72 $32,690
Nebraska 490 0.54 2.12 $13.55 $28,180
Vermont 150 0.51 1.99 $12.79 $26,610




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 170 0.27 1.05 $45.04 $93,690
Massachusetts 480 0.15 0.60 $28.99 $60,300
New York 2,230 0.27 1.04 $28.64 $59,560
California 2,510 0.18 0.70 $27.48 $57,150
Washington 530 0.20 0.77 $27.11 $56,390

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,240 0.25 0.97 $36.15 $75,180
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 710 0.19 0.73 $33.72 $70,140
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 550 0.31 1.20 $17.67 $36,750
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 530 0.15 0.58 (8) (8)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 520 0.24 0.93 $20.18 $41,980
Denver-Aurora, CO 380 0.32 1.24 $23.88 $49,660
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 380 0.19 0.73 (8) (8)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 350 0.15 0.60 $34.15 $71,030
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 350 0.36 1.42 $38.91 $80,930
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 340 0.20 0.79 $30.09 $62,590




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alexandria, LA 70 1.12 4.39 $12.70 $26,410
Dothan, AL 60 1.02 3.97 $14.35 $29,840
St. George, UT 40 0.98 3.83 $12.45 $25,890
Casper, WY 40 0.93 3.65 $13.13 $27,320
Rapid City, SD 50 0.92 3.61 $12.77 $26,570
Bowling Green, KY 50 0.92 3.61 (8) (8)
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 60 0.86 3.35 $15.86 $32,990
Johnson City, TN 60 0.79 3.08 $11.11 $23,110
Fargo, ND-MN 90 0.78 3.06 $15.36 $31,940
Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME 150 0.78 3.03 $20.39 $42,400




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 50 0.06 0.22 $45.28 $94,170
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 350 0.36 1.42 $38.91 $80,930
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 110 0.22 0.85 $38.22 $79,490
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,240 0.25 0.97 $36.15 $75,180
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 350 0.15 0.60 $34.15 $71,030
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 710 0.19 0.73 $33.72 $70,140
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 280 0.21 0.80 $33.59 $69,860
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 130 0.25 0.97 $32.91 $68,460
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 300 0.18 0.70 $32.69 $67,990
Baltimore-Towson, MD 160 0.13 0.50 $31.49 $65,500

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 200 0.52 2.04 $10.06 $20,920
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 170 1.01 3.96 $15.42 $32,070
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 150 1.26 4.92 $13.05 $27,140
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 150 0.93 3.63 $10.98 $22,840
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 150 0.83 3.25 $13.27 $27,610

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern Montana nonmetropolitan area 50 1.44 5.63 $9.92 $20,630
East Central North Dakota 50 1.31 5.12 $11.06 $23,000
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 150 1.26 4.92 $13.05 $27,140
Western South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 1.03 4.02 $12.65 $26,310
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 170 1.01 3.96 $15.42 $32,070

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.45 $38,370
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.10 $37,660
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 40 0.30 1.17 $17.65 $36,710
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 40 0.44 1.72 $17.58 $36,570
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.63 2.48 $17.39 $36,170


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011