How much does a DJ make in the United States?

Average DJ Yearly Salary in the United States

DJ's earn an average yearly salary of $43,966. Salaries typically start from $16,889 and go up to $87,839.

Average DJ Hourly Wage in the United States

DJ's earn an average hourly wage of $21.14. Hourly wages typically start from $8.12 and go up to $42.23.

Source: Sokanu (Aggregated)

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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Employment Type Mix

22%
Full-Time
78%
Part-Time

Source: Sokanu user data. View more DJ demographics

Salary Satisfaction

3.0
SCORE
372
RATINGS
DJ's average a score of 3.0 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places DJ's in the 52th percentile of salary satisfaction.

Source: Sokanu user data. View more DJ satisfaction

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DJ Earnings by Seniority

Top End DJ Earnings

The highest earning DJ's in the United States earn:

$42.23
an hour
$87,839.0
per year
Senior DJ Earnings

Senior DJ's in the United States earn:

$25.46
an hour
$52,958.8
per year
Experienced DJ Earnings

Experienced DJ's in the United States earn:

$13.79
an hour
$28,692.7
per year
Junior DJ Earnings

Junior DJ's in the United States earn:

$9.38
an hour
$19,519.2
per year
Starting DJ Earnings

Starting DJ's in the United States earn:

$8.12
an hour
$16,889.0
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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DJ Salary Comparison

DJ's earn more than 68% percent of similar careers in the United States.

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Computer Repair Technician Salary $46k
Music Therapist Salary $44k
Substance Abuse Social Worker Salary $44k
DJ Salary $43k
Hazardous Materials Removal Worker Salary $43k
Firefighter Salary $43k
Precious Metal Worker Salary $42k
Embalmer Salary $42k
Source: Sokanu (Aggregated)

DJ salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
DJ Salary in Pennsylvania $27.65 $57,510 # 1
DJ Salary in New York $26.07 $54,220 # 2
DJ Salary in Massachusetts $22.53 $46,860 # 3
DJ Salary in New Jersey $22.52 $46,840 # 4
DJ Salary in California $22.47 $46,740 # 5
DJ Salary in Illinois $22.15 $46,080 # 6
DJ Salary in Texas $21.75 $45,230 # 7
DJ Salary in North Dakota $21.38 $44,460 # 8
DJ Salary in United States $21.14 $43,966.0 # 9
DJ Salary in Maryland $20.42 $42,480 # 10
DJ Salary in Colorado $19.58 $40,720 # 11
DJ Salary in Missouri $19.56 $40,680 # 12
DJ Salary in Michigan $18.46 $38,390 # 13
DJ Salary in Florida $16.57 $34,470 # 14
DJ Salary in Nevada $16.41 $34,130 # 15
DJ Salary in Wisconsin $16.32 $33,940 # 16
DJ Salary in South Carolina $15.69 $32,640 # 17
DJ Salary in North Carolina $15.34 $31,900 # 18
DJ Salary in Indiana $15.17 $31,560 # 19
DJ Salary in Iowa $14.98 $31,160 # 20
DJ Salary in Louisiana $14.47 $30,100 # 21
DJ Salary in Idaho $14.44 $30,040 # 22
DJ Salary in Arizona $14.23 $29,600 # 23
DJ Salary in Oregon $13.31 $27,680 # 24
DJ Salary in Oklahoma $13.26 $27,580 # 25
DJ Salary in South Dakota $10.89 $22,650 # 26
DJ Salary in Tennessee $9.71 $20,190 # 27