Match
$26k $26k
Avg US Salary
10k 10k
Employment
2.9% 2.9%
Growth
4.3/5 4.3/5
Rating
Cert. Associates
Education

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 $12.95. Hourly wages typically start from $8.38 and go up to $37.03.

Average DJ Yearly Salary in the United States

DJ's earn a median salary of $26,930 per year. Salaries typically start from $17,430 and go up to $77,010.

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    • Delaware Technical Community College-Terry | Dover, DE
      Offers: Associates
    • Delaware Technical Community College-Stanton/Wilmington | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Certificate, Associates
    • Delaware State University | Dover, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Delaware | Newark, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Goldey-Beacom College | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Certificate, Associates, Bachelors
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DJ Earnings by Seniority

Top End DJ Earnings

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

$37.03
an hour
$77,010
per year
Senior DJ Earnings

Senior DJ's in the United States earn:

$23.45
an hour
$48,780
per year
Experienced DJ Earnings

Experienced DJ's in the United States earn:

$12.95
an hour
$26,930
per year
Junior DJ Earnings

Junior DJ's in the United States earn:

$9.21
an hour
$19,160
per year
Starting DJ Earnings

Starting DJ's in the United States earn:

$8.38
an hour
$17,430
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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DJ salary comparison

DJ's earn less than 87% percent of Arts careers. DJ salaries are in the bottom 88% of all careers in the United States.

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Historical salary for DJ's in the United States

DJ salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
DJ Salary in Pennsylvania $15.03 $31,270 # 1
DJ Salary in Illinois $18.80 $39,100 # 2
DJ Salary in New York $15.37 $31,970 # 3
DJ Salary in Massachusetts $26.10 $54,280 # 4
DJ Salary in New Jersey $20.72 $43,090 # 5
DJ Salary in California $13.11 $27,280 # 6
DJ Salary in Wisconsin $14.44 $30,030 # 7
DJ Salary in Colorado $14.99 $31,190 # 8
DJ Salary in Texas $10.18 $21,180 # 9
DJ Salary in Georgia $8.89 $18,490 # 10
DJ Salary in Missouri $14.90 $30,990 # 11
DJ Salary in Minnesota $13.84 $28,780 # 12
DJ Salary in Ohio $10.05 $20,890 # 13
DJ Salary in North Dakota $11.83 $24,600 # 14
DJ Salary in Indiana $15.37 $31,960 # 15
DJ Salary in Florida $13.69 $28,480 # 16
DJ Salary in North Carolina $9.41 $19,570 # 17
DJ Salary in Kentucky $11.27 $23,440 # 18
DJ Salary in Nevada $13.67 $28,440 # 19
DJ Salary in Louisiana $12.82 $26,670 # 20
DJ Salary in Nebraska $11.24 $23,380 # 21
DJ Salary in Michigan $10.22 $21,250 # 22
DJ Salary in South Carolina $11.05 $22,980 # 23
DJ Salary in Iowa $11.82 $24,580 # 24
DJ Salary in Arizona $11.20 $23,290 # 25
DJ Salary in Montana $11.55 $24,020 # 26
DJ Salary in Oregon $10.50 $21,830 # 27
DJ Salary in South Dakota $10.38 $21,590 # 28
DJ Salary in New Mexico $12.14 $25,250 # 29
DJ Salary in Tennessee $8.76 $18,220 # 30
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

How to Become a DJ

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

    • Delaware Technical Community College-Terry | Dover, DE
      Offers: Associates
    • Delaware Technical Community College-Stanton/Wilmington | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Certificate, Associates
    • Delaware State University | Dover, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Delaware | Newark, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Goldey-Beacom College | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Certificate, Associates, Bachelors
  3. Get Hired

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