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How much does a DJ make in the United States?

Average DJ Hourly Wage in the United States

DJ's earn a median hourly wage of $13.91. Hourly wages typically start from $8.59 and go up to $37.33.

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

Average DJ Yearly Salary in the United States

DJ's earn a median salary of $28,940 per year. Salaries typically start from $17,860 and go up to $77,640.

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

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Employment Type Mix

21%
Full-Time
79%
Part-Time

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Salary Satisfaction

3.0
SCORE
327
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.

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DJ Earnings by Seniority

Top End DJ Earnings

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

$37.33
an hour
$77,640
per year
Senior DJ Earnings

Senior DJ's in the United States earn:

$24.03
an hour
$49,990
per year
Experienced DJ Earnings

Experienced DJ's in the United States earn:

$13.91
an hour
$28,940
per year
Junior DJ Earnings

Junior DJ's in the United States earn:

$9.59
an hour
$19,950
per year
Starting DJ Earnings

Starting DJ's in the United States earn:

$8.59
an hour
$17,860
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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DJ salary comparison

DJ's earn less than 85% percent of Arts careers. DJ salaries are in the bottom % of all careers in the United States.

Urban Planner Salary $70k
Film and Video Editor Salary $62k
Illustrator Salary $50k
Music Therapist Salary $46k
Costume Designer Salary $36k
Engraver Salary $31k
DJ Salary $28k
Model Salary $27k
Motion Picture Projectionist Salary $22k
Source:

Historical salary for DJ's in the United States

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

DJ salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
DJ Salary in Pennsylvania $17.89 $37,210 # 1
DJ Salary in New York $15.04 $31,280 # 2
DJ Salary in Massachusetts $26.13 $54,350 # 3
DJ Salary in New Jersey $20.12 $41,850 # 4
DJ Salary in California $15.08 $31,370 # 5
DJ Salary in Illinois $17.12 $35,620 # 6
DJ Salary in Texas $11.85 $24,650 # 7
DJ Salary in North Dakota $15.82 $32,910 # 8
DJ Salary in Maryland $11.25 $23,390 # 9
DJ Salary in Colorado $16.87 $35,100 # 10
DJ Salary in Missouri $18.06 $37,560 # 11
DJ Salary in Michigan $11.75 $24,450 # 12
DJ Salary in Florida $12.97 $26,980 # 13
DJ Salary in Nevada $19.50 $40,570 # 14
DJ Salary in Wisconsin $13.35 $27,770 # 15
DJ Salary in South Carolina $13.75 $28,600 # 16
DJ Salary in North Carolina $9.29 $19,330 # 17
DJ Salary in Indiana $9.88 $20,540 # 18
DJ Salary in Iowa $12.80 $26,630 # 19
DJ Salary in Louisiana $11.98 $24,920 # 20
DJ Salary in Idaho $12.19 $25,350 # 21
DJ Salary in Arizona $12.14 $25,240 # 22
DJ Salary in Oregon $10.49 $21,810 # 23
DJ Salary in Oklahoma $12.84 $26,700 # 24
DJ Salary in South Dakota $9.20 $19,140 # 25
DJ Salary in Tennessee $8.80 $18,290 # 26
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
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