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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

27-3011 Broadcast Announcers and Radio Disc Jockeys

Speak or read from scripted materials, such as news reports or commercial messages, on radio, television, or other communications media. May play and queue music, announce artist or title of performance, identify station, or interview guests. Excludes "News Analysts, Reporters, and Journalists" (27-3023).


National estimates for Broadcast Announcers and Radio Disc Jockeys
Industry profile for Broadcast Announcers and Radio Disc Jockeys
Geographic profile for Broadcast Announcers and Radio Disc Jockeys

National estimates for Broadcast Announcers and Radio Disc Jockeys:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Broadcast Announcers and Radio Disc Jockeys:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
27,290 3.0 % $ 27.55 $ 57,300 2.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for Broadcast Announcers and Radio Disc Jockeys:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 9.41 $ 12.07 $ 17.68 $ 28.84 $ 54.83
Annual Wage (2) $ 19,580 $ 25,110 $ 36,770 $ 59,980 $ 114,050


Industry profile for Broadcast Announcers and Radio Disc Jockeys:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Broadcast Announcers and Radio Disc Jockeys are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Broadcast Announcers and Radio Disc Jockeys, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Broadcast Announcers and Radio Disc Jockeys:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Radio and Television Broadcasting 23,140 11.39 $ 26.51 $ 55,150
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 800 1.66 $ 27.77 $ 57,750
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 600 0.02 $ 27.93 $ 58,100
Other Information Services 590 0.17 $ 34.19 $ 71,120
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 440 0.89 (8) (8)

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Broadcast Announcers and Radio Disc Jockeys:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Radio and Television Broadcasting 23,140 11.39 $ 26.51 $ 55,150
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 800 1.66 $ 27.77 $ 57,750
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 440 0.89 (8) (8)
Spectator Sports 380 0.35 $ 51.96 $ 108,080
Other Information Services 590 0.17 $ 34.19 $ 71,120

Top paying industries for Broadcast Announcers and Radio Disc Jockeys:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Spectator Sports 380 0.35 $ 51.96 $ 108,080
Other Information Services 590 0.17 $ 34.19 $ 71,120
Junior Colleges 110 0.02 $ 29.93 $ 62,250
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 600 0.02 $ 27.93 $ 58,100
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 800 1.66 $ 27.77 $ 57,750


Geographic profile for Broadcast Announcers and Radio Disc Jockeys:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Broadcast Announcers and Radio Disc Jockeys are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Broadcast Announcers and Radio Disc Jockeys, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Broadcast Announcers and Radio Disc Jockeys:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 3,300 0.20 1.03 $ 39.89 $ 82,980
Texas 1,980 0.16 0.83 $ 24.23 $ 50,410
New York 1,530 0.18 0.90 $ 40.10 $ 83,400
Florida 1,260 0.15 0.76 $ 28.63 $ 59,560
Michigan 1,220 0.31 1.58 $ 23.75 $ 49,390




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Broadcast Announcers and Radio Disc Jockeys:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 470 0.68 3.49 $ 36.08 $ 75,050
South Dakota 270 0.67 3.40 $ 15.49 $ 32,230
North Dakota 240 0.60 3.05 $ 20.57 $ 42,780
Hawaii 240 0.41 2.10 $ 18.87 $ 39,250
Montana 180 0.39 2.01 $ 15.00 $ 31,210




Top paying states for Broadcast Announcers and Radio Disc Jockeys:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 1,530 0.18 0.90 $ 40.10 $ 83,400
California 3,300 0.20 1.03 $ 39.89 $ 82,980
Washington 380 0.12 0.61 $ 37.14 $ 77,260
Massachusetts 410 0.12 0.62 $ 36.41 $ 75,730
District of Columbia 470 0.68 3.49 $ 36.08 $ 75,050





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Broadcast Announcers and Radio Disc Jockeys:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,720 0.29 1.50 $ 39.76 $ 82,700
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,160 0.13 0.67 $ 45.39 $ 94,400
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 750 0.25 1.26 $ 34.64 $ 72,050
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 670 0.37 1.91 $ 29.50 $ 61,350
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 520 0.14 0.74 $ 28.47 $ 59,210
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 510 0.19 0.98 $ 27.28 $ 56,750
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 510 0.12 0.59 $ 27.87 $ 57,970
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 470 0.19 0.96 $ 27.97 $ 58,180
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 450 0.37 1.87 $ 38.34 $ 79,740
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 380 0.16 0.84 (8) (8)




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Broadcast Announcers and Radio Disc Jockeys:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Cape Girardeau, MO-IL 50 1.30 6.64 $ 25.61 $ 53,270
Morgantown, WV 60 1.01 5.15 $ 11.97 $ 24,890
Grand Forks, ND-MN 40 0.93 4.75 $ 19.69 $ 40,950
Green Bay, WI 140 0.85 4.32 $ 20.80 $ 43,260
Eau Claire, WI 60 0.78 3.98 $ 20.88 $ 43,420
Rapid City, SD 50 0.78 3.98 $ 14.15 $ 29,420
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 80 0.73 3.71 $ 15.37 $ 31,960
San Angelo, TX 30 0.71 3.61 $ 12.29 $ 25,560
Carbondale-Marion, IL 30 0.69 3.52 (8) (8)
Peoria, IL 110 0.67 3.41 $ 20.26 $ 42,130




Top paying metropolitan areas for Broadcast Announcers and Radio Disc Jockeys:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,160 0.13 0.67 $ 45.39 $ 94,400
Jacksonville, FL 210 0.31 1.60 $ 40.96 $ 85,200
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,720 0.29 1.50 $ 39.76 $ 82,700
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 210 0.11 0.55 $ 39.28 $ 81,700
Raleigh, NC 150 0.24 1.21 $ 38.84 $ 80,800
Salt Lake City, UT 100 0.14 0.72 $ 38.79 $ 80,690
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 160 0.15 0.75 $ 38.67 $ 80,420
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 210 0.15 0.75 $ 38.58 $ 80,240
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 450 0.37 1.87 $ 38.34 $ 79,740
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 170 0.17 0.89 $ 37.11 $ 77,190

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Broadcast Announcers and Radio Disc Jockeys:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 190 0.51 2.61 $ 13.78 $ 28,660
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 120 0.95 4.83 $ 15.37 $ 31,960
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 120 0.47 2.41 $ 10.85 $ 22,560
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 100 0.69 3.51 $ 12.17 $ 25,320
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.49 2.51 $ 11.83 $ 24,600

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Broadcast Announcers and Radio Disc Jockeys:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
East-Central Montana nonmetropolitan area 70 1.10 5.63 $ 15.57 $ 32,390
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 120 0.95 4.83 $ 15.37 $ 31,960
West South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.89 4.51 $ 15.72 $ 32,690
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 90 0.82 4.19 $ 13.44 $ 27,950
Eastern and Southern Colorado nonmetropolitan area 50 0.77 3.94 $ 12.89 $ 26,810

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Broadcast Announcers and Radio Disc Jockeys:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 30 0.35 1.78 $ 19.68 $ 40,930
Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 40 0.39 2.00 $ 17.87 $ 37,170
Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 50 0.54 2.74 $ 17.57 $ 36,540
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 90 0.60 3.06 $ 17.48 $ 36,360
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.29 1.47 $ 17.43 $ 36,260


About May 2020 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 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021