Radio and Television Announcers (27-3011)

Occupation description:  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).

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 166146 -12.00 55
United States 42,30036,300 -14.30 1,2201,220

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities. Read more.


2015 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 22.318.6510.02 14.8823.5241.72
Alaska 22.3312.5415.23 18.8326.2130.12
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 28.4012.5317.34 25.3829.6347.47

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
14315 10.541.5 28.9
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation86
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation44
UI claimants previously working in occupation12
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 87
Number of job position postings 10
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 8.7

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Bachelor’s degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: Short-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks   (Fairbanks)
Communication Bac
Professional Communication Mas