Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

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).

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Southeast Minnesota 9017$14.29/hr$10.35/hr$11.12/hr$12.90/hr$17.05/hr$18.92/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Information790$12.07/hr
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Northeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 30$12.23/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 40$18.08/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 40$14.17/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 60$18.03/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 70$11.40/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 70$11.50/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 90$12.23/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 90$12.90/hr-5.6%
Northwest Balance of State 90$12.28/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 110$12.26/hr-16.3%
Southeast Balance of State 110$12.52/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 200$15.62/hr-9.2%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 390$11.95/hrN/A
Minnesota 810$12.11/hr-13.5%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Producers and Directors 1,360$31.32/hr8.8%
Writers and Authors 860$30.19/hr6.2%
Editors 1,600$26.51/hr-5.7%


  • Operate control consoles.
  • Announce musical selections, station breaks, commercials, or public service information, and accept requests from listening audience.
  • Identify stations, and introduce or close shows, ad-libbing or using memorized or read scripts.
  • Comment on music and other matters, such as weather or traffic conditions.
  • Record commercials for later broadcast.
  • Select program content, in conjunction with producers and assistants, based on factors such as program specialties, audience tastes, or requests from the public.
  • Prepare and deliver news, sports, or weather reports, gathering and rewriting material so that it will convey required information and fit specific time slots.
  • Discuss various topics over the telephone with viewers or listeners.
  • Prepare and deliver news, sports, or weather reports, gathering and rewriting material so that it will convey required information and fit specific time slots.
  • Study background information to prepare for programs or interviews.