The salary of a disc jockey in the music industry varies depending on the chosen venue, however the average salary of a disc jockey ranges from $15.00 an hour to $50.00 an hour, with some disc jockeys making more than $250.00 an hour. As stated, the salary varies by region, chosen venue, and total hours worked.
While a mobile disc jockey may be paid $500.00 and above for an event, they may also be booked for several hours. In the same token, a radio station disc jockey may only be paid $20.00 an hour, but may only work a few hours a night. The choice of venue truly will affect the overall salary each disc jockey makes, as well as the addition of any tips and bonuses made for events.