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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
27,780 3.2 % $24.82 $51,630 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.19 $11.28 $15.97 $25.07 $45.41
Annual Wage (2) $19,120 $23,470 $33,220 $52,140 $94,450


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 23,930 11.05 $23.79 $49,480
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 810 0.03 $27.37 $56,920
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 560 1.03 (8) (8)
Motion Picture and Video Industries 420 0.10 (8) (8)
Spectator Sports 330 0.23 $51.23 $106,550

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 23,930 11.05 $23.79 $49,480
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 560 1.03 (8) (8)
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 280 0.54 $44.09 $91,700
Spectator Sports 330 0.23 $51.23 $106,550
Motion Picture and Video Industries 420 0.10 (8) (8)

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Spectator Sports 330 0.23 $51.23 $106,550
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 280 0.54 $44.09 $91,700
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 810 0.03 $27.37 $56,920
Junior Colleges 60 0.01 $23.79 $49,480
Radio and Television Broadcasting 23,930 11.05 $23.79 $49,480


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 2,780 0.16 0.85 $37.91 $78,840
Texas 2,320 0.19 1.00 $24.29 $50,530
New York 1,690 0.18 0.94 $35.68 $74,220
Florida 1,350 0.16 0.82 $27.39 $56,960
Pennsylvania 1,200 0.21 1.07 $18.74 $38,980




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 320 0.76 3.98 $15.21 $31,630
District of Columbia 320 0.45 2.36 $40.88 $85,030
Montana 200 0.43 2.26 $13.54 $28,150
North Dakota 170 0.41 2.13 $16.79 $34,920
Kansas 530 0.39 2.01 $17.61 $36,620




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 320 0.45 2.36 $40.88 $85,030
California 2,780 0.16 0.85 $37.91 $78,840
New York 1,690 0.18 0.94 $35.68 $74,220
Massachusetts 490 0.14 0.72 $32.08 $66,730
Idaho 160 0.23 1.20 $28.09 $58,430





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 1,270 0.21 1.08 $35.27 $73,360
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,210 0.13 0.66 $39.83 $82,850
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 610 0.17 0.89 $25.36 $52,740
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 570 0.18 0.95 $33.90 $70,510
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 510 0.11 0.57 $31.89 $66,320
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 480 0.18 0.93 $32.84 $68,300
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 450 0.19 0.98 (8) (8)
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 430 0.22 1.15 $17.17 $35,720
Pittsburgh, PA 400 0.35 1.84 $15.37 $31,980
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 400 0.15 0.79 $32.40 $67,400




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)
Bowling Green, KY 70 1.01 5.26 $12.70 $26,410
Cape Girardeau, MO-IL 40 0.88 4.61 $11.29 $23,480
Rapid City, SD 60 0.87 4.56 $15.31 $31,850
Abilene, TX 50 0.82 4.26 $16.62 $34,560
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 40 0.70 3.62 $16.49 $34,310
Lima, OH 30 0.69 3.61 $10.73 $22,310
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 60 0.64 3.35 $15.14 $31,500
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 130 0.57 2.97 (8) (8)
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 120 0.57 2.96 $14.77 $30,730
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 70 0.57 2.95 $17.65 $36,710