Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
28,580 2.6 % $22.90 $47,630 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.06 $10.92 $15.60 $24.14 $40.15
Annual Wage (2) $18,840 $22,710 $32,450 $50,210 $83,520


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 25,050 11.56 $21.72 $45,180
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 830 0.03 $27.41 $57,010
Motion Picture and Video Industries 480 0.11 (8) (8)
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 370 0.69 (8) (8)
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 360 0.70 $41.73 $86,800

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 25,050 11.56 $21.72 $45,180
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 360 0.70 $41.73 $86,800
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 370 0.69 (8) (8)
Spectator Sports 250 0.17 $51.00 $106,080
Motion Picture and Video Industries 480 0.11 (8) (8)

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Spectator Sports 250 0.17 $51.00 $106,080
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 360 0.70 $41.73 $86,800
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 100 0.07 $34.06 $70,840
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 830 0.03 $27.41 $57,010
Radio and Television Broadcasting 25,050 11.56 $21.72 $45,180


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 2,880 0.17 0.86 (8) (8)
Texas 2,240 0.19 0.94 $25.24 $52,510
New York 1,620 0.18 0.88 $37.24 $77,470
Florida 1,460 0.17 0.86 $21.80 $45,350
Illinois 1,230 0.21 1.03 $22.13 $46,040




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 4.65 $15.48 $32,190
District of Columbia 410 0.57 2.87 $38.49 $80,070
Montana 260 0.56 2.77 $12.59 $26,180
Vermont 140 0.44 2.21 $17.80 $37,020
North Dakota 180 0.44 2.21 $16.26 $33,810




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 410 0.57 2.87 $38.49 $80,070
New York 1,620 0.18 0.88 $37.24 $77,470
Maryland 340 0.13 0.64 $36.44 $75,790
Oregon 320 0.17 0.87 $30.77 $64,000
Utah 290 0.21 1.04 $29.82 $62,030



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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-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,240 0.28 1.39 $26.23 $54,570
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 920 0.14 0.68 $45.50 $94,640
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 690 0.19 0.94 $28.42 $59,120
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 560 0.22 1.12 $34.60 $71,980
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 500 0.20 1.00 $25.59 $53,220
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 470 0.42 2.12 $34.37 $71,480
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 380 0.15 0.73 $33.73 $70,150
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 360 0.18 0.91 $30.61 $63,670
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 310 0.11 0.53 $37.31 $77,610
Pittsburgh, PA 310 0.27 1.36 $17.51 $36,420


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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 60 1.29 6.45 $13.23 $27,530
Rapid City, SD 80 1.17 5.85 $14.89 $30,960
Lima, OH 50 0.99 4.96 $11.68 $24,290
Bowling Green, KY 60 0.85 4.25 $11.01 $22,910
Wenatchee, WA 40 0.81 4.05 $17.73 $36,880
Carbondale-Marion, IL 40 0.81 4.05 $15.33 $31,880
Duluth, MN-WI 90 0.71 3.53 $14.19 $29,520
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 60 0.70 3.47 $15.07 $31,340
Dothan, AL 40 0.66 3.32 $18.16 $37,770
Dutchess County-Putnam County, NY Metropolitan Division 70 0.51 2.53 $20.67 $43,000


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Top paying metropolitan areas for 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 920 0.14 0.68 $45.50 $94,640
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 70 0.12 0.58 $41.69 $86,710
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 120 0.11 0.53 $41.13 $85,550
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 160 0.19 0.95 $40.50 $84,240
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 310 0.11 0.53 $37.31 $77,610
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 160 0.16 0.80 $34.75 $72,290
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 560 0.22 1.12 $34.60 $71,980
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 470 0.42 2.12 $34.37 $71,480
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 260 0.22 1.09 $33.85 $70,410
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 380 0.15 0.73 $33.73 $70,150

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 160 1.22 6.07 $15.42 $32,070
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 160 0.99 4.96 $12.40 $25,800
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 120 0.73 3.65 $12.52 $26,040
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 120 1.12 5.60 (8) (8)
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 120 0.75 3.75 $17.40 $36,190

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 70 1.76 8.78 $14.12 $29,380
East Montana nonmetropolitan area 50 1.41 7.03 $10.87 $22,600
West South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 80 1.25 6.21 $14.14 $29,410
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 160 1.22 6.07 $15.42 $32,070
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 120 1.12 5.60 (8) (8)

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 50 0.37 1.85 $21.62 $44,970
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 90 0.32 1.61 $20.95 $43,570
Balance of Alaska nonmetropolitan area 40 0.52 2.61 $18.46 $38,410
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 90 1.11 5.52 $18.15 $37,750
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.73 $36,880


About May 2017 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018