Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
30,390 3.2 % $22.31 $46,410 2.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.65 $10.02 $14.88 $23.52 $41.72
Annual Wage (2) $18,000 $20,840 $30,960 $48,910 $86,780


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 27,100 12.22 $21.28 $44,260
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 620 0.02 $23.60 $49,090
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 350 0.67 $23.31 $48,480
Motion Picture and Video Industries 300 0.08 (8) (8)
Spectator Sports 250 0.18 $39.78 $82,730

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 27,100 12.22 $21.28 $44,260
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 350 0.67 $23.31 $48,480
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 190 0.31 (8) (8)
Spectator Sports 250 0.18 $39.78 $82,730
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 110 0.09 $41.25 $85,790

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 110 0.09 $41.25 $85,790
Spectator Sports 250 0.18 $39.78 $82,730
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 30 0.01 $30.41 $63,260
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 620 0.02 $23.60 $49,090
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 350 0.67 $23.31 $48,480


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 3,060 0.20 0.90 $32.08 $66,720
New York 2,170 0.24 1.10 $33.49 $69,670
Texas 2,040 0.18 0.80 $23.95 $49,810
Florida 1,840 0.23 1.05 $20.39 $42,420
Illinois 1,340 0.23 1.04 $20.13 $41,870




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 370 0.89 4.06 $15.00 $31,190
Vermont 170 0.55 2.52 $15.42 $32,080
North Dakota 230 0.52 2.36 $14.43 $30,020
Nebraska 490 0.51 2.32 $16.20 $33,700
Montana 200 0.46 2.07 $14.52 $30,210




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 290 0.11 0.51 $36.61 $76,150
New York 2,170 0.24 1.10 $33.49 $69,670
Oregon 330 0.19 0.88 $33.30 $69,270
California 3,060 0.20 0.90 $32.08 $66,720
District of Columbia (8) (8) (8) $32.06 $66,680





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 1,530 0.24 1.07 $38.23 $79,520
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,210 0.30 1.34 $35.09 $72,980
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 820 0.23 1.04 $23.99 $49,900
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 500 0.49 2.21 $37.83 $78,690
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 460 0.53 2.38 $15.39 $32,020
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 370 0.16 0.72 $27.51 $57,230
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 310 0.10 0.47 $30.62 $63,680
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 300 0.16 0.73 $41.32 $85,950
Kansas City, MO-KS 290 0.29 1.31 $17.17 $35,700
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 290 0.17 0.76 (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)
Cape Girardeau, MO-IL 50 1.27 5.74 $14.26 $29,670
Grand Forks, ND-MN 60 1.16 5.28 $13.87 $28,850
Carbondale-Marion, IL 60 1.06 4.81 $16.65 $34,630
Amarillo, TX 90 0.83 3.75 $20.05 $41,700
Lima, OH 40 0.79 3.60 $19.82 $41,230
Watertown-Fort Drum, NY 30 0.75 3.38 (8) (8)
Bangor, ME 50 0.74 3.34 $17.10 $35,560
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 140 0.65 2.97 $22.20 $46,180
Springfield, IL 70 0.63 2.84 $16.42 $34,160
Tyler, TX 60 0.61 2.78 $30.53 $63,510