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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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)
24,580 3.8 % $ 26.97 $ 56,110 2.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for Broadcast Announcers and Radio Disc Jockeys:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 10.99 $ 13.97 $ 18.09 $ 28.89 $ 49.56
Annual Wage (2) $ 22,860 $ 29,050 $ 37,630 $ 60,090 $ 103,090


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 20,540 10.78 $ 25.55 $ 53,140
Spectator Sports 570 0.50 $ 46.95 $ 97,660
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 440 0.01 $ 29.19 $ 60,720
Other Information Services 330 0.09 $ 43.70 $ 90,890
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 150 0.03 $ 21.35 $ 44,400

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 20,540 10.78 $ 25.55 $ 53,140
Spectator Sports 570 0.50 $ 46.95 $ 97,660
Sound Recording Industries 40 0.24 $ 14.38 $ 29,910
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 90 0.12 $ 81.96 $ 170,490
Other Information Services 330 0.09 $ 43.70 $ 90,890

Top paying industries for Broadcast Announcers and Radio Disc Jockeys:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 90 0.12 $ 81.96 $ 170,490
Motion Picture and Video Industries 130 0.04 $ 52.68 $ 109,570
Spectator Sports 570 0.50 $ 46.95 $ 97,660
Other Information Services 330 0.09 $ 43.70 $ 90,890
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers (8) (8) $ 34.35 $ 71,440


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.



Map of employment of broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys by state, May 2021


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 3,460 0.21 1.20 $ 30.01 $ 62,410
New York 1,580 0.18 1.04 $ 52.13 $ 108,420
Texas 1,450 0.12 0.68 $ 23.66 $ 49,210
Florida 1,030 0.12 0.68 $ 30.51 $ 63,450
Illinois 950 0.17 0.97 $ 25.25 $ 52,520


Map of location quotient of broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys by state, May 2021


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)
South Dakota 280 0.66 3.80 $ 16.51 $ 34,340
North Dakota 230 0.58 3.32 $ 22.44 $ 46,670
District of Columbia 360 0.55 3.16 $ 49.26 $ 102,460
Kansas 530 0.40 2.29 $ 15.26 $ 31,740
Nebraska 260 0.27 1.56 $ 18.97 $ 39,460


Map of annual mean wages of broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys by state, May 2021


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 1,580 0.18 1.04 $ 52.13 $ 108,420
District of Columbia 360 0.55 3.16 $ 49.26 $ 102,460
Rhode Island 100 0.22 1.25 $ 46.38 $ 96,470
Utah 180 0.12 0.67 $ 38.20 $ 79,450
Colorado 390 0.15 0.85 $ 37.84 $ 78,710



Map of employment of broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys by area, May 2021


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 1,850 0.32 1.85 $ 29.52 $ 61,410
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,380 0.16 0.91 $ 55.98 $ 116,440
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 630 0.15 0.85 $ 29.51 $ 61,380
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 580 0.20 1.13 $ 40.84 $ 84,950
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 410 0.17 0.95 $ 38.11 $ 79,270
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 370 0.17 0.95 $ 35.65 $ 74,150
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 360 0.14 0.79 $ 40.20 $ 83,610
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 350 0.10 0.56 $ 25.98 $ 54,030
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 340 0.35 2.00 $ 23.87 $ 49,650
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 320 0.12 0.71 $ 34.15 $ 71,030


Map of location quotient of broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys by area, May 2021


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)
Rapid City, SD 50 0.78 4.45 $ 16.61 $ 34,550
Grand Forks, ND-MN 40 0.76 4.38 $ 21.43 $ 44,570
Ithaca, NY 40 0.76 4.36 (8) (8)
Jackson, TN 40 0.58 3.32 $ 14.57 $ 30,300
Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI 60 0.55 3.13 (8) (8)
Columbia, MO 50 0.53 3.03 $ 20.80 $ 43,260
Fargo, ND-MN 70 0.52 2.97 $ 24.79 $ 51,570
Saginaw, MI 30 0.44 2.51 $ 17.46 $ 36,310
Eau Claire, WI 40 0.44 2.51 $ 17.99 $ 37,410
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 40 0.39 2.23 $ 15.71 $ 32,670


Map of annual mean wages of broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys by area, May 2021


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 1,380 0.16 0.91 $ 55.98 $ 116,440
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 100 0.18 1.04 $ 47.10 $ 97,960
Salt Lake City, UT 120 0.16 0.94 $ 43.45 $ 90,370
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 580 0.20 1.13 $ 40.84 $ 84,950
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 360 0.14 0.79 $ 40.20 $ 83,610
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 410 0.17 0.95 $ 38.11 $ 79,270
St. Louis, MO-IL 180 0.14 0.79 $ 37.75 $ 78,510
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 240 0.24 1.38 $ 36.91 $ 76,770
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 250 0.21 1.18 $ 36.03 $ 74,940
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 370 0.17 0.95 $ 35.65 $ 74,150

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 210 0.55 3.17 $ 14.22 $ 29,570
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 120 0.95 5.44 $ 16.30 $ 33,890
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 110 0.61 3.47 $ 15.33 $ 31,880
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 90 0.58 3.33 $ 15.35 $ 31,920
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 0.30 1.73 $ 13.41 $ 27,890

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 South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 120 0.95 5.44 $ 16.30 $ 33,890
West South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.72 4.11 $ 16.30 $ 33,910
East-Central Montana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.64 3.67 $ 15.29 $ 31,800
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 60 0.62 3.57 $ 12.26 $ 25,510
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 110 0.61 3.47 $ 15.33 $ 31,880

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 50 0.52 2.99 $ 22.90 $ 47,630
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.21 1.22 $ 21.32 $ 44,340
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 0.95 $ 20.90 $ 43,470
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.58 3.32 $ 20.87 $ 43,420
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 30 0.37 2.10 $ 20.18 $ 41,970


About May 2021 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 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022