Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
30,220 2.9 % $21.17 $44,030 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.47 $9.72 $14.32 $22.41 $38.46
Annual Wage (2) $17,610 $20,220 $29,790 $46,610 $80,000


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 27,360 12.43 $20.20 $42,010
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 490 0.02 $21.60 $44,930
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 390 0.73 $23.59 $49,070
Spectator Sports 270 0.20 $36.57 $76,070
Motion Picture and Video Industries 250 0.07 (8) (8)

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 27,360 12.43 $20.20 $42,010
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 390 0.73 $23.59 $49,070
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 150 0.23 (8) (8)
Spectator Sports 270 0.20 $36.57 $76,070
Performing Arts Companies 90 0.07 $48.89 $101,700

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures (8) (8) $54.93 $114,260
Performing Arts Companies 90 0.07 $48.89 $101,700
Spectator Sports 270 0.20 $36.57 $76,070
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 50 0.04 $29.52 $61,400
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 390 0.73 $23.59 $49,070


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 2,890 0.19 0.85 $30.16 $62,730
Florida 1,910 0.25 1.12 $18.64 $38,770
New York 1,760 0.20 0.89 (8) (8)
Texas 1,740 0.15 0.69 $26.03 $54,140
Pennsylvania 1,340 0.24 1.06 $18.83 $39,170




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 0.79 3.54 $14.51 $30,170
North Dakota 310 0.71 3.17 $14.70 $30,570
Nebraska 480 0.51 2.28 $16.09 $33,460
Vermont 150 0.50 2.25 $14.87 $30,920
Montana 210 0.47 2.11 $14.40 $29,960




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 (8) (8) (8) $31.11 $64,710
Nevada 270 0.23 1.03 $30.49 $63,420
California 2,890 0.19 0.85 $30.16 $62,730
Arizona 450 0.18 0.79 $28.83 $59,960
Colorado 430 0.18 0.81 $27.25 $56,670





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 1,220 0.30 1.35 $32.19 $66,960
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,140 0.21 0.95 $28.31 $58,890
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 630 0.17 0.75 $24.86 $51,710
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 450 0.55 2.45 $12.17 $25,320
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 440 0.24 1.08 (8) (8)
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 350 0.16 0.70 $29.05 $60,420
St. Louis, MO-IL 340 0.26 1.15 $16.22 $33,730
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 320 0.31 1.37 $16.50 $34,310
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 310 0.21 0.93 $27.32 $56,830
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 300 0.28 1.24 $43.18 $89,820




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 50 2.31 10.33 $11.60 $24,130
Cape Girardeau-Jackson, MO-IL 70 1.69 7.55 $10.95 $22,780
State College, PA 80 1.14 5.10 $9.83 $20,460
Rapid City, SD 70 1.11 4.95 $12.61 $26,220
Grand Forks, ND-MN 50 1.05 4.68 $13.89 $28,880
Anniston-Oxford, AL 40 0.96 4.28 $12.60 $26,200
Wichita Falls, TX 50 0.80 3.57 $14.75 $30,690
Bowling Green, KY 50 0.75 3.34 $12.15 $25,270
Altoona, PA 40 0.74 3.30 (8) (8)
Springfield, IL 80 0.73 3.26 $14.70 $30,570




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 300 0.28 1.24 $43.18 $89,820
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 160 0.19 0.85 $36.19 $75,280
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 160 0.15 0.67 $35.04 $72,880
Knoxville, TN 90 0.27 1.20 $34.04 $70,800
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,220 0.30 1.35 $32.19 $66,960
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 260 0.14 0.62 $31.55 $65,630
Raleigh-Cary, NC 70 0.13 0.60 $31.26 $65,010
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 250 0.21 0.93 $30.63 $63,720
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 190 0.15 0.65 $30.37 $63,170
Spokane, WA (8) (8) (8) $30.29 $63,010

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 260 0.67 2.98 $13.17 $27,380
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 150 0.87 3.90 $9.92 $20,630
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 140 0.47 2.12 $14.31 $29,760
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 130 0.74 3.33 (8) (8)
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 130 0.74 3.30 $11.96 $24,870

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)
Western Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 110 1.41 6.31 $12.20 $25,370
Eastern Montana nonmetropolitan area 40 1.08 4.81 $13.05 $27,140
Western South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 1.05 4.67 $12.69 $26,390
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 120 0.99 4.42 $14.34 $29,830
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 110 0.94 4.20 $12.84 $26,700

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)
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 70 0.50 2.24 $16.42 $34,160
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 100 0.84 3.73 $16.35 $34,020
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area 30 0.46 2.05 $15.62 $32,480
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.32 1.43 $14.88 $30,950
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $14.79 $30,770


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015