Announcers and other broadcasters

National Occupation Code (NOC): 5231  ยท  Browse All Occupations

Announcers and other broadcasters read news, sports, weather, commercial and public service messages and host entertainment and information programs for broadcast on radio or television. They are primarily employed by radio and television stations and networks and by commercial firms that produce advertisements for radio or television.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Announcer
  • Broadcaster
  • Circus Ringmaster
  • Commercial Announcer
  • Disc Jockey - Broadcast
  • DJ (disc Jockey) - Broadcast
  • Fashion Show Commentator
  • Freelance Announcer
  • Game Show Host/hostess
  • Host/hostess - Television Or Radio
  • International Service Announcer-producer
  • Master Of Ceremonies (MC)
  • MC (master Of Ceremonies)
  • Mobile Disc Jockey
  • Moderator - Broadcasting
  • News Reader
  • Newscaster
  • P.A. (public Address) System Announcer
  • Public Address (P.A.) System Announcer
  • Quiz Master - Radio And Television
  • Radio Announcer
  • Radio Host/hostess
  • Sports Announcer
  • Sports Commentator
  • Sportscaster
  • Staff Announcer
  • Talk Show Host/hostess
  • Television Host/hostess
  • Television Newscaster
  • Traffic Reporter
  • Video Jockey (VJ) - Television Broadcast
  • VJ (video Jockey) - Television Broadcast
  • Weather Reporter
  • Announcer
  • Broadcaster
  • Disc Jockey - Broadcast
  • News Reader
  • Radio Host/hostess
  • Sports Announcer
  • Talk Show Host/hostess
  • Television Host/hostess
  • Master Of Ceremonies (MC)
  • Public Address (P.A.) System Announcer
  • Traffic Reporter
  • Weather Reporter

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for announcers and other broadcasters.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree N/A
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate N/A
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma N/A
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma $41,448
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level N/A
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above N/A
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $31,640
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Median Income by Gender

The following table details median income by gender for announcers and other broadcasters.

Gender Median Income
Male $31,640
Female $16,672
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Extracted Salary Information (1 samples)

The following salary data has been extracted from job posts indexed on this website over the last year for announcers and other broadcasters.

$65,000.00
Lowest Observed
$65,000.00
Highest Observed
$65,000.00
25th Percentile
$65,000.00
Average
$65,000.00
Median
$65,000.00
75th Percentile

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Regional Employment Participation by Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for announcers and other broadcasters

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 10
25 to 34 years 40
35 to 44 years 30
45 to 54 years 55
55 to 64 years 20
65 to 74 years 10
75 years and over 10
Total 160
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Employment Type

This chart outlines regional employment participation by employment type for announcers and other broadcasters. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 95
Part Time 65
Total 150
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Gender

This chart outlines regional employment participation by gender for announcers and other broadcasters. Hover over a pie section to see the associated gender, or refer to the table below.

Gender Employed Individuals
Male 110
Female 45
Total 155
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Class of Worker

This chart outlines regional employment participation by class of worker for announcers and other broadcasters. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 105
Self Employed 55
Total 160
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Labour Force Status

This chart outlines regional employment participation by labour force status for announcers and other broadcasters. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 135
Unemployed 20
Total 160
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Education Level

This chart outlines regional employment participation by education level for announcers and other broadcasters. Hover over a pie section to see the associated education level, or refer to the table below.

Education Level Individuals
No certificate, diploma or degree 10
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 60
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 0
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 55
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 0
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 20
Total 150
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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