Broadcast Announcers and Radio Disc Jockeys

General Information

Description

Speak or read from scripted materials, such as news reports or commercial messages, on radio, television, or other communications media. May play and queue music, announce artist or title of performance, identify station, or interview guests.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit69.96%
  2. Self-employed11.26%
  3. Private, not for profit11.09%
  4. State and local government6.24%
  5. Federal government1.03%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Job Outlook

Overall employment of announcers is projected to grow 15 percent from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations. About 6,100 openings for announcers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$36,770

State-by-state Salary

Gray states indicate no data available

$61,270
$19,750
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 55%
  • Some college 10%
  • Associate's degree 10%
  • Less than high school 9%
  • Master's degree 7%
  • High school 6%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

Knowledge

  • Communications and Media
  • English Language
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Telecommunications

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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