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How much money does a talk show host make?

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A radio or television talk show host or announcer earns an average of $27,750 per year according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics. This information was released in the year 2012 and may change slightly depending on various factors.

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In the United States a radio or television announcer is likely to make an average of $13.34 each hour. Some announcers may earn more than others depending on experience or rank within the workplace. Announcers normally host guests, present news pieces, play music for the audience and may also be invited to act as masters of ceremony in major events.

To become a radio or television announcer, candidates should ideally hold a bachelor's degree in communication, journalism, broadcasting or any other related field. Employers also favor candidates who have completed an internship in a radio or television station owned by the college of origin or any other.

To become a public announcer, a candidate is required to be a holder of a diploma in journalism, broadcasting, communications or any other related field. The candidate should also have a short term internship at any institution. By the end of 2012, there were 52,000 announcers employed in the United States and the number is expected to change slightly by 2022.

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