How Much Money Does a Radio DJ Make?

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2012 the median wage for radio DJs was $28,020. Median wage indicates that half of these announcers made more and half made less.

DJs in the bottom 10 percent of earners made under $17,270 in 2012, while the top 10 percent pulled in more than $78,630 annually. This includes both full- and part-time workers. DJs employed at stations in large markets typically earn more than their counterparts in smaller areas. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that there will be little to no change in overall employment in the field from 2012 to 2022. Compared to other professions, this is lower than average.