Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
31,680 2.2 % $19.47 $40,510 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.24 $9.31 $13.12 $20.26 $35.75
Annual Wage (2) $17,150 $19,360 $27,280 $42,150 $74,350


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 29,560 13.92 $18.78 $39,060
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 390 0.01 $22.35 $46,490
Spectator Sports 300 0.24 (8) (8)
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 280 0.59 $31.99 $66,530
Motion Picture and Video Industries 190 0.05 $37.78 $78,590

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 29,560 13.92 $18.78 $39,060
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 280 0.59 $31.99 $66,530
Spectator Sports 300 0.24 (8) (8)
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 150 0.19 (8) (8)
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 70 0.07 $21.46 $44,650

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motion Picture and Video Industries 190 0.05 $37.78 $78,590
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 280 0.59 $31.99 $66,530
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 390 0.01 $22.35 $46,490
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 70 0.07 $21.46 $44,650
Religious Organizations 30 0.02 $19.89 $41,370


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 2,460 0.18 0.71 $29.48 $61,320
New York 1,790 0.21 0.86 $26.94 $56,040
Texas 1,750 0.17 0.69 $19.22 $39,990
Florida 1,610 0.22 0.91 $21.37 $44,450
Pennsylvania 1,460 0.26 1.06 $16.59 $34,510




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 380 0.97 3.95 $14.98 $31,150
North Dakota 290 0.78 3.15 $13.11 $27,270
Vermont 190 0.66 2.67 $14.46 $30,070
Montana 240 0.56 2.26 $16.21 $33,710
Alaska 170 0.53 2.16 $17.12 $35,600




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 160 0.24 0.99 $40.48 $84,200
Rhode Island 110 0.24 0.96 $32.29 $67,160
California 2,460 0.18 0.71 $29.48 $61,320
Massachusetts 620 0.20 0.80 $29.12 $60,560
Nevada 220 0.20 0.81 $28.72 $59,730





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-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 990 0.20 0.79 $34.11 $70,940
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 710 0.19 0.75 $36.27 $75,440
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 580 0.16 0.66 $20.68 $43,010
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 460 0.25 1.02 $19.75 $41,080
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 450 0.20 0.81 $27.45 $57,090
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 430 0.25 1.02 $23.54 $48,950
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 380 0.32 1.28 $23.18 $48,220
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 370 0.22 0.90 $34.79 $72,370
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 360 0.16 0.64 (8) (8)
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 350 0.17 0.69 (8) (8)




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)
Grand Forks, ND-MN 60 1.23 5.00 $14.53 $30,230
Rapid City, SD 70 1.12 4.54 $13.93 $28,980
Cape Girardeau-Jackson, MO-IL 40 1.01 4.10 $13.41 $27,890
Billings, MT 70 0.87 3.53 $20.48 $42,600
Johnson City, TN 60 0.81 3.28 $11.22 $23,340
Dothan, AL 50 0.81 3.28 $15.12 $31,450
Casper, WY 30 0.79 3.19 $14.25 $29,630
Alexandria, LA 50 0.76 3.09 $13.52 $28,120
Bowling Green, KY 40 0.74 3.02 $10.44 $21,720
Altoona, PA 40 0.67 2.73 $11.40 $23,700




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)
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 210 0.22 0.90 $53.94 $112,200
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 710 0.19 0.75 $36.27 $75,440
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 370 0.22 0.90 $34.79 $72,370
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 290 0.17 0.69 $34.76 $72,290
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 990 0.20 0.79 $34.11 $70,940
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 110 0.23 0.92 $32.27 $67,110
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 120 0.22 0.90 $32.10 $66,760
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 70 0.32 1.29 $31.19 $64,880
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 150 0.18 0.74 $30.81 $64,090
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 190 0.23 0.92 $30.35 $63,120

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)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 220 0.58 2.35 $11.10 $23,080
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 210 1.15 4.66 $14.05 $29,220
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 170 1.04 4.23 $11.34 $23,590
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 150 1.24 5.03 $13.29 $27,650
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 120 0.53 2.17 $12.69 $26,390

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)
East Central North Dakota 70 1.80 7.31 $10.25 $21,320
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 150 1.24 5.03 $13.29 $27,650
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 210 1.15 4.66 $14.05 $29,220
Western Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 90 1.14 4.61 $13.07 $27,190
Eastern Montana nonmetropolitan area 40 1.13 4.58 $9.97 $20,740

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)
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 50 0.52 2.10 $21.44 $44,600
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 70 0.93 3.78 $18.40 $38,270
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 1.15 $17.96 $37,360
Southern Oregon and Linn County nonmetropolitan area 50 0.48 1.95 $17.71 $36,840
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.49 2.00 $16.99 $35,330


About May 2011 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 mean 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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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