Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
29,210 2.8 % $23.16 $48,170 2.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.84 $10.43 $15.10 $24.52 $43.13
Annual Wage (2) $18,390 $21,700 $31,400 $51,000 $89,720


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 25,640 11.67 $22.05 $45,860
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 720 0.02 $25.61 $53,260
Motion Picture and Video Industries 430 0.10 (8) (8)
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 260 0.48 $34.40 $71,550
Spectator Sports 220 0.16 $43.98 $91,490

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 25,640 11.67 $22.05 $45,860
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 260 0.48 $34.40 $71,550
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 200 0.35 $48.24 $100,340
Spectator Sports 220 0.16 $43.98 $91,490
Motion Picture and Video Industries 430 0.10 (8) (8)

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 200 0.35 $48.24 $100,340
Spectator Sports 220 0.16 $43.98 $91,490
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 120 0.09 $36.95 $76,860
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 260 0.48 $34.40 $71,550
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 720 0.02 $25.61 $53,260


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 2,940 0.18 0.88 $34.29 $71,320
Texas 2,280 0.19 0.93 $25.33 $52,690
New York 2,020 0.22 1.07 $34.79 $72,360
Florida 1,670 0.20 0.98 $22.92 $47,660
Pennsylvania 1,290 0.22 1.08 (8) (8)




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 390 0.93 4.49 $14.83 $30,840
Nebraska 500 0.52 2.50 $17.77 $36,960
North Dakota 210 0.49 2.34 $15.74 $32,730
Vermont 140 0.47 2.28 $15.48 $32,210
Montana 210 0.47 2.25 $15.14 $31,500




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 190 0.27 1.28 $40.84 $84,940
New York 2,020 0.22 1.07 $34.79 $72,360
California 2,940 0.18 0.88 $34.29 $71,320
Maryland 320 0.12 0.58 $32.83 $68,280
Oregon 320 0.18 0.85 $29.24 $60,810





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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,290 0.20 0.94 $39.79 $82,770
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,050 0.25 1.19 $37.75 $78,530
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 710 0.20 0.94 $24.45 $50,850
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 570 0.54 2.58 $34.90 $72,600
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 490 0.20 0.96 $27.27 $56,720
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 370 0.15 0.72 $31.15 $64,790
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 360 0.40 1.90 $21.48 $44,670
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 320 0.12 0.60 $34.64 $72,050
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 310 0.17 0.83 (8) (8)
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 310 0.16 0.77 $31.17 $64,840




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 70 1.52 7.33 $15.75 $32,760
Carbondale-Marion, IL 70 1.41 6.77 $15.48 $32,190
Rapid City, SD 80 1.20 5.78 $14.99 $31,180
Grand Forks, ND-MN 50 1.08 5.18 $16.14 $33,580
Lima, OH 40 0.89 4.29 $16.52 $34,360
Bangor, ME 50 0.72 3.45 $19.38 $40,320
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 150 0.68 3.28 $22.23 $46,240
Springfield, IL 70 0.67 3.24 $16.57 $34,460
Sioux Falls, SD 100 0.67 3.22 $16.38 $34,080
Bowling Green, KY 40 0.55 2.66 $11.25 $23,410