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How much does a DJ make in California?

Average DJ Hourly Wage in California

DJ's earn a median hourly wage of $13.11. Hourly wages typically start from $9.24 and go up to $29.55.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Average DJ Yearly Salary in California

DJ's earn a median salary of $27,280 per year. Salaries typically start from $19,220 and go up to $61,470.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Employment Type Mix

23%
Full-Time
77%
Part-Time

Source: Sokanu user data. View more DJ demographics

Salary Satisfaction

3.0
SCORE
253
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

How to Become a DJ

Think you might be interested in becoming a DJ? Here are your next steps.

  1. Take the Sokanu Career Test

    Would you make a good dj? Sokanu's free assessment reveals how compatible you are with a career across 5 dimensions!

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  2. Get the Education

    • George Washington University | Washington, DC
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Georgetown University | Washington, DC
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Johns Hopkins University | Baltimore, MD
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Delaware | Newark, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • American University | Washington, DC
      Offers: Bachelors
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DJ Earnings by Seniority

Top End DJ Earnings

The highest earning DJ's in California earn:

$29.55
an hour
$61,470
per year
Senior DJ Earnings

Senior DJ's in California earn:

$20.95
an hour
$43,580
per year
Experienced DJ Earnings

Experienced DJ's in California earn:

$13.11
an hour
$27,280
per year
Junior DJ Earnings

Junior DJ's in California earn:

$9.54
an hour
$19,840
per year
Starting DJ Earnings

Starting DJ's in California earn:

$9.24
an hour
$19,220
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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DJ salary comparison

DJ's earn less than 91% percent of Arts careers in California. DJ salaries are in the bottom 83% of all careers in California.

Film and Video Editor Salary in California $88k
Urban Planner Salary in California $79k
Illustrator Salary in California $61k
Craft Artist Salary in California $53k
Photographer Salary in California $40k
Aesthetician Salary in California $32k
Glass Blower Salary in California $28k
DJ Salary $27k
Nail Technician Salary in California $19k
Source:

Historical salary for DJ's in California

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Should I be a DJ?

Think you might be interested in becoming a DJ? Here are your next steps.

  1. Take the Sokanu Career Test

    Would you make a good dj? Sokanu's free assessment reveals how compatible you are with a career across 5 dimensions!

    Take the free career test
  2. Get the Education

    • George Washington University | Washington, DC
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Georgetown University | Washington, DC
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Johns Hopkins University | Baltimore, MD
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Delaware | Newark, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • American University | Washington, DC
      Offers: Bachelors
  3. Get Hired
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