Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys

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2019 Workforce
29k
Average Age
46.5
Estimated Job Growth
−5.15%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$67,536
Average Male Salary
$72,923
Average Female Salary
$51,622

About

Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys are most often employed by the Broadcasting (except internet) industry. The average yearly wage for Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys was $67,536 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys by wage are Crane & tower operators, Geological & petroleum technicians, & nuclear technicians, and Firstline supervisors of construction trades & extraction workers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys are . The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys are .

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys and on wages and locations for those in the field. Broadcasting (except internet) is the industry that employs the most Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, by average wage, is Spectator sports. Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys are paid most in false but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$67,536
AVERAGE SALARY
± $13,736

In 2019, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys earned an average of $67,536, $12,012 more than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Firstline supervisors of construction trades & extraction workers make somewhat more than Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys while Crane & tower operators make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.567
WAGE GINI

In 2019, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.567, which is higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly for Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, by number of employees, are Broadcasting (except internet), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges, and Motion pictures & video industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, by average wage, are Spectator sports, Independent artists, writers, and performers, and Broadcasting (except internet).

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Industries by Share

29k
2019 Workforce
± 4,178
−6.27%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 21.4%

The number of people employed as Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys has been declining at a rate of −6.27%, from 30,896 people in 2018 to 28,960 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys employed by various industries. Broadcasting (except internet) employs the largest share of Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys at  76.6%, followed by Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges with 4.8% and Motion pictures & video industries with 4.45%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys in the US. The average age of male Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys in the workforce is 48.1 and of female Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys is 41.7, and the most common race/ethnicity for Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

21.6k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 3,611
7.32k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 2,101

74.7% of Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

73.7% of Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 11.5% of Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys.

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Age by Gender

48.1
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 2.5
41.7
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 4.43

The median age of Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys is 46.5, and Male employees are generally 6.41 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys is Communications but a relatively high number of Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys hold a major in Communications.

Majors

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Broadcast Announcers and Radio Disc Jockeys from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Broadcast Announcers and Radio Disc Jockeys are expected to see a growth of −5.15% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow less than the national average.

Job Growth

−5.15%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Broadcast Announcers and Radio Disc Jockeys. This profession is expected to grow less than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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