Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
31,340 2.2 % $20.13 $41,860 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.30 $9.39 $13.47 $21.52 $37.80
Annual Wage (2) $17,270 $19,530 $28,020 $44,760 $78,630


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 29,170 13.60 $19.30 $40,140
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 390 0.01 $22.67 $47,160
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 330 0.68 $25.47 $52,970
Spectator Sports 270 0.20 $47.75 $99,320
Motion Picture and Video Industries 220 0.06 $41.56 $86,430

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 29,170 13.60 $19.30 $40,140
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 330 0.68 $25.47 $52,970
Spectator Sports 270 0.20 $47.75 $99,320
Sound Recording Industries 30 0.20 (8) (8)
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 140 0.18 (8) (8)

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Performing Arts Companies 60 0.05 $48.86 $101,630
Spectator Sports 270 0.20 $47.75 $99,320
Motion Picture and Video Industries 220 0.06 $41.56 $86,430
Management of Companies and Enterprises 30 (7) $25.65 $53,360
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 330 0.68 $25.47 $52,970


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 2,570 0.18 0.75 $28.78 $59,850
Texas 1,810 0.17 0.71 $25.09 $52,180
New York 1,710 0.20 0.83 $24.45 $50,850
Florida 1,690 0.23 0.96 $18.61 $38,720
Pennsylvania 1,450 0.26 1.08 $19.04 $39,610




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 350 0.87 3.63 $14.94 $31,070
North Dakota 320 0.80 3.33 $14.68 $30,530
Montana 220 0.52 2.16 $18.07 $37,580
Vermont 140 0.49 2.04 $15.11 $31,440
Kentucky 830 0.47 1.95 $13.02 $27,080




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 270 0.24 0.98 $34.54 $71,830
Massachusetts 670 0.21 0.87 $34.06 $70,850
New Jersey 260 0.07 0.28 $30.30 $63,030
California 2,570 0.18 0.75 $28.78 $59,850
Rhode Island 110 0.23 0.97 $27.07 $56,310





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 1,140 0.22 0.92 $28.08 $58,410
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 910 0.24 0.98 $34.96 $72,710
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 480 0.13 0.55 $25.39 $52,800
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 410 0.24 1.00 $42.29 $87,970
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 400 0.17 0.70 $22.40 $46,590
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 390 0.17 0.72 $28.50 $59,290
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 370 0.21 0.88 $28.68 $59,660
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 370 0.18 0.73 (8) (8)
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 320 0.26 1.08 $21.64 $45,010
St. Louis, MO-IL 310 0.25 1.03 $15.07 $31,350




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)
Lewiston, ID-WA 60 2.59 10.78 $11.20 $23,290
Rapid City, SD 70 1.10 4.56 $13.04 $27,120
Bowling Green, KY 60 0.97 4.05 $10.59 $22,020
State College, PA 60 0.92 3.82 $11.09 $23,070
Monroe, LA 60 0.87 3.64 $18.97 $39,450
Medford, OR 60 0.83 3.45 $18.59 $38,680
Dothan, AL 50 0.83 3.43 $12.34 $25,660
Columbia, MO 60 0.73 3.03 $15.83 $32,930
Alexandria, LA 50 0.73 3.05 $13.86 $28,830
Norwich-New London, CT-RI 80 0.64 2.66 $14.88 $30,960




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 170 0.17 0.72 $44.02 $91,570
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 410 0.24 1.00 $42.29 $87,970
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 170 0.21 0.89 $39.71 $82,590
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 60 0.26 1.08 $36.28 $75,460
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 910 0.24 0.98 $34.96 $72,710
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 250 0.20 0.82 $32.49 $67,590
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 260 0.15 0.62 $31.86 $66,270
Spokane, WA 100 0.50 2.09 $30.27 $62,960
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 180 0.18 0.74 $30.10 $62,610
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $29.66 $61,700

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 200 0.53 2.22 $11.55 $24,010
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 170 0.92 3.81 $14.64 $30,450
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 140 1.15 4.77 $13.81 $28,730
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 130 0.77 3.20 $12.83 $26,680
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 120 0.43 1.81 $13.11 $27,270

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 1.74 7.24 $13.34 $27,750
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 140 1.15 4.77 $13.81 $28,730
Western Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 90 1.13 4.72 $13.05 $27,140
Western South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 1.12 4.68 $12.65 $26,310
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 170 0.92 3.81 $14.64 $30,450

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 Illinois nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $21.14 $43,960
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.58 $42,800
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 60 0.58 2.40 $19.20 $39,930
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 110 0.63 2.60 $18.46 $38,400
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.46 1.90 $16.81 $34,960


About May 2012 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013

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