Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
30,530 2.5 % $20.10 $41,800 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.39 $9.62 $13.95 $21.48 $36.46
Annual Wage (2) $17,450 $20,000 $29,020 $44,680 $75,850


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 28,110 13.11 $19.22 $39,980
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 440 0.01 $22.39 $46,570
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 380 0.77 $22.64 $47,080
Spectator Sports 330 0.25 $44.41 $92,360
Motion Picture and Video Industries 310 0.08 (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 28,110 13.11 $19.22 $39,980
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 380 0.77 $22.64 $47,080
Spectator Sports 330 0.25 $44.41 $92,360
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 150 0.21 (8) (8)
Motion Picture and Video Industries 310 0.08 (8) (8)

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Spectator Sports 330 0.25 $44.41 $92,360
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 380 0.77 $22.64 $47,080
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 440 0.01 $22.39 $46,570
Other Information Services (8) (8) $20.64 $42,930
Radio and Television Broadcasting 28,110 13.11 $19.22 $39,980


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 2,750 0.19 0.81 $26.27 $54,640
Florida 1,990 0.27 1.16 $18.15 $37,750
Texas 1,840 0.17 0.73 $23.79 $49,480
Pennsylvania 1,350 0.24 1.04 $20.22 $42,050
Illinois 1,170 0.20 0.89 $21.91 $45,570




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 330 0.81 3.53 $14.74 $30,650
North Dakota 330 0.77 3.35 $14.60 $30,370
Montana 240 0.55 2.37 $14.49 $30,150
Vermont 160 0.52 2.27 $15.67 $32,590
West Virginia 320 0.46 1.98 $13.26 $27,580




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 720 0.22 0.96 $31.73 $66,010
Nevada 230 0.20 0.88 $30.74 $63,930
District of Columbia (8) (8) (8) $28.49 $59,260
California 2,750 0.19 0.81 $26.27 $54,640
Colorado 420 0.18 0.79 $25.52 $53,090





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 0.31 1.33 $29.21 $60,750
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 810 0.22 0.95 $24.66 $51,290
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 730 0.14 0.60 $21.58 $44,890
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 470 0.27 1.16 (8) (8)
St. Louis, MO-IL 400 0.31 1.35 $15.74 $32,740
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 380 0.37 1.63 $18.51 $38,510
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 370 0.17 0.74 $26.11 $54,310
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 350 0.19 0.83 (8) (8)
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 340 0.44 1.89 $14.78 $30,740
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 310 0.29 1.27 $27.00 $56,170




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 2.52 10.95 $11.52 $23,970
Cape Girardeau-Jackson, MO-IL 70 1.68 7.30 $10.91 $22,690
Great Falls, MT 50 1.59 6.91 $12.54 $26,080
State College, PA 70 1.12 4.85 $10.94 $22,760
Rapid City, SD 70 1.11 4.83 $12.08 $25,140
Bowling Green, KY 60 1.00 4.32 $11.20 $23,290
Monroe, LA 60 0.84 3.64 $16.07 $33,420
Medford, OR 60 0.78 3.39 $19.40 $40,350
Columbia, MO 70 0.77 3.35 $15.64 $32,540
Anniston-Oxford, AL 30 0.75 3.25 $11.34 $23,590




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)
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 140 0.17 0.74 $36.98 $76,910
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 200 0.16 0.67 $32.60 $67,810
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 190 0.18 0.80 $32.55 $67,710
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 230 0.26 1.12 $30.56 $63,560
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,220 0.31 1.33 $29.21 $60,750
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 260 0.25 1.10 $28.97 $60,250
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 220 0.26 1.12 $28.78 $59,860
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 160 0.16 0.69 $28.68 $59,650
Macon, GA 50 0.57 2.46 $28.42 $59,110
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 280 0.12 0.52 $27.91 $58,060

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 230 0.59 2.57 $12.83 $26,690
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 160 0.86 3.73 $14.34 $29,830
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 140 1.08 4.69 $14.10 $29,340
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 120 0.73 3.15 $10.26 $21,340
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 120 0.53 2.30 $12.19 $25,360

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 1.60 6.94 $13.57 $28,220
Western Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 110 1.43 6.21 $12.66 $26,330
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 140 1.08 4.69 $14.10 $29,340
Western South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 1.02 4.45 $12.60 $26,200
Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.97 4.20 (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)
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 40 0.52 2.26 $22.73 $47,270
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.65 2.84 $17.64 $36,700
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.35 1.50 $15.59 $32,430
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area 30 0.44 1.91 $15.43 $32,090
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.38 1.65 $15.32 $31,860


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014

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