How Much Money Does a Sports Broadcaster Make?

Sports broadcasting is no longer a men's game.

Sports broadcasting is no longer a men's game.

A few years back, Bob Greene, an American journalist, exclaimed: “Baseball hasn’t been the national pastime for many years now – no sport is. The national pastime, like it or not, is watching television.” But if you’re looking to get into the world of sports broadcasting, Greene's view couldn’t be better news. The more people who are watching TV, especially broadcast sports, the more anchors and reporters are needed to add a little color commentary to the audience’s viewing. As with almost any job, salaries vary, with the highest numbers coming for sports broadcasters working in the largest markets.

Salary Overview

Sports Salaries

Local Variances

Radio Salaries

2016 Salary Information for Announcers


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Based in Minneapolis, Minn., Dana Severson has been writing marketing materials for small-to-mid-sized businesses since 2005. Prior to this, Severson worked as a manager of business development for a marketing company, developing targeted marketing campaigns for Big G, Betty Crocker and Pillsbury, among others.

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