Broadcast Announcers and Radio Disc Jockeys

risk level
Based on 98 votes
-11.4 %
by year 2032
or $21.58 per hour
as of 2023

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Automation risk

51% (Moderate Risk)

Moderate Risk (41-60%): Occupations with a moderate risk of automation usually involve routine tasks but still require some human judgment and interaction.

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Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Originality

  • Social Perceptiveness

User poll

41% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted they are unsure if this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 51% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Broadcast Announcers and Radio Disc Jockeys will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?


The following graph(s) are included wherever there is a substantial amount of votes to render meaningful data. These visual representations display user poll results over time, providing a significant indication of sentiment trends.

Sentiment over time (yearly)


Very slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Broadcast Announcers and Radio Disc Jockeys' job openings is expected to decline 11.4% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.


Low paid relative to other professions

In 2023, the median annual wage for 'Broadcast Announcers and Radio Disc Jockeys' was $44,890, or $21 per hour

'Broadcast Announcers and Radio Disc Jockeys' were paid 6.6% lower than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 25,070 people employed as 'Broadcast Announcers and Radio Disc Jockeys' within the United States.

This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 6 thousand people are employed as 'Broadcast Announcers and Radio Disc Jockeys'.

Job description

Speak or read from scripted materials, such as news reports or commercial messages, on radio, television, or other communications media. May play and queue music, announce artist or title of performance, identify station, or interview guests.

SOC Code: 27-3011.00


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Ashish (No chance) says
It's human creativity
Aug 09, 2023 at 08:53 AM
Daniel (No chance) says
A person who works in radio and television, in this case as a presenter, doesn't just have to have good reading and diction. But rather have a striking personality.
Jul 12, 2023 at 04:00 AM
Peter g says
It depends if the AI can replicate ā€œLETS GET READY TO RUMBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!ā€, too
Jul 22, 2021 at 08:53 AM
Jessen (Highly likely) says
AI can read the text, have good pronounce, and zero mistakes. It will improve the TV and Radio industry.
Sep 19, 2019 at 03:54 PM
ooga booga says
you don't "have good pronounce".
Feb 04, 2021 at 06:31 PM
MJ MADONSELA (Moderate) says
since the internet is introduced to everyone of every age now days, few people will be on the TV screens reporting but rather, will post whatever is happening via the internet and by so doing a few people will be pinned on TVs.
Aug 19, 2019 at 10:46 AM

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