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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

27-3011 Broadcast Announcers and Radio Disc Jockeys

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)
29,230 2.7 % $25.76 $53,580 1.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.29 $11.54 $16.65 $26.95 $50.57
Annual Wage (2) $19,330 $24,010 $34,630 $56,060 $105,180


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 24,830 11.55 $24.54 $51,040
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 960 1.81 $33.16 $68,970
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 650 0.02 $27.22 $56,610
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 550 1.03 (8) (8)
Spectator Sports 500 0.34 $52.46 $109,110

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 24,830 11.55 $24.54 $51,040
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 960 1.81 $33.16 $68,970
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 550 1.03 (8) (8)
Spectator Sports 500 0.34 $52.46 $109,110
Other Information Services 300 0.09 (8) (8)

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Spectator Sports 500 0.34 $52.46 $109,110
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 960 1.81 $33.16 $68,970
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 650 0.02 $27.22 $56,610
Radio and Television Broadcasting 24,830 11.55 $24.54 $51,040
Employment Services 40 (7) $23.72 $49,330


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 2,920 0.17 0.84 $41.03 $85,340
Texas 2,240 0.18 0.91 $24.64 $51,260
New York 1,710 0.18 0.90 $38.24 $79,550
Florida 1,490 0.17 0.85 $26.28 $54,660
Michigan 1,140 0.26 1.32 $21.37 $44,440




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)
District of Columbia 570 0.78 3.93 $34.95 $72,690
South Dakota 280 0.66 3.31 $16.05 $33,380
North Dakota 230 0.56 2.79 $18.60 $38,680
Hawaii 260 0.41 2.04 $17.89 $37,220
West Virginia 280 0.40 2.02 $12.46 $25,930




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 2,920 0.17 0.84 $41.03 $85,340
Massachusetts 470 0.13 0.65 $39.09 $81,300
New York 1,710 0.18 0.90 $38.24 $79,550
District of Columbia 570 0.78 3.93 $34.95 $72,690
Washington 520 0.16 0.79 $34.34 $71,420





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,450 0.23 1.16 $39.35 $81,850
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,170 0.12 0.61 $45.48 $94,610
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 790 0.25 1.26 $33.17 $68,990
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 570 0.29 1.46 $26.89 $55,940
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 560 0.21 1.07 $26.58 $55,290
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 540 0.12 0.58 $30.96 $64,400
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 530 0.19 0.96 $24.69 $51,360
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 520 0.14 0.71 $28.23 $58,710
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 400 0.14 0.69 $26.52 $55,170
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 390 0.20 1.00 $17.13 $35,630




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)
Cape Girardeau, MO-IL 50 1.25 6.30 (8) (8)
Rapid City, SD 60 0.90 4.53 $15.34 $31,900
Grand Forks, ND-MN 40 0.83 4.17 $19.75 $41,080
San Angelo, TX 40 0.80 4.04 $11.74 $24,410
Peoria, IL 120 0.69 3.45 $19.53 $40,620
Bowling Green, KY 50 0.68 3.43 $13.12 $27,290
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 120 0.57 2.87 $15.09 $31,390
Green Bay, WI 100 0.56 2.79 (8) (8)
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 50 0.55 2.74 $16.18 $33,640
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 60 0.54 2.71 $12.98 $26,990