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.
2016 Salary Information for Announcers
- Bureau of Labor Statistics: Radio and Television Announcers
- Bureau of Labor Statistics: Occupational Outlook Handbook – Announcers
- Radio Television Digital News Association: 2012 TV and Radio News Staffing and Profitability Survey
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: Occupational Outlook Handbook: Announcers
- Career Trend: Announcers
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