How Much Money Does a DJ Make Per Year?

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In 2010, the average yearly salary for a DJ was $26,850, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The lowest 10 percent made $16,590 annually, and the highest 10 percent made more than $72,500 annually.

The average annual salary for a DJ is determined by a number of factors including geographic location, experience, sector and education. Beginning radio disc jockeys made an average of $25,000 per year in 2010. After several years of experience, a radio DJ should expect to make between $38,000 and $60,000 per year. In 2012, disc jockeys performing at weddings earned an average of $800 to $2,000 per night. In that same year, a club DJ made an average of $500 to $1,000 per night.