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What You Need to Know About Public Address System Announcer

Job Description: Make announcements over public address system at sporting or other public events. May act as master of ceremonies or disc jockey at weddings, parties, clubs, or other gathering places.

List of Public Address System Announcer Job Duties

  • Review and announce crowd control procedures before the beginning of each event.
  • Organize team information, such as statistics and tournament records, to ensure accessibility for use during events.
  • Provide running commentaries of event activities, such as play-by-play descriptions or explanations of official decisions.
  • Furnish information concerning plays to scoreboard operators.
  • Announce programs and player substitutions or other changes to patrons.
  • Meet with event directors to review schedules and exchange information about details, such as national anthem performers and starting lineups.

Skills Needed to be a Public Address System Announcer

Below is a list of the skills most Public Address System Announcers say are important on the job.

Speaking: Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Active Listening: Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

Reading Comprehension: Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

Monitoring: Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

Social Perceptiveness: Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

Active Learning: Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

Other Public Address System Announcer Job Titles

  • Sports Announcer
  • Ringmaster
  • Commercial Announcer
  • Public Address Announcer (PA Announcer)
  • Master of Ceremonies (MC)

What Kind of Public Address System Announcer Job Opportunities Are There?

In the United States, there were 11,400 jobs for Public Address System Announcer in 2016. New jobs are being produced at a rate of 2.6% which is below the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 300 new jobs for Public Address System Announcer by 2026. Due to new job openings and attrition, there will be an average of 1,100 job openings in this field each year.


The states with the most job growth for Public Address System Announcer are North Dakota, Colorado, and Washington. Watch out if you plan on working in South Carolina, Louisiana, or Iowa. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

Do Public Address System Announcers Make A Lot Of Money?

The average yearly salary of a Public Address System Announcer ranges between $18,250 and $63,760.


Public Address System Announcers who work in New Jersey, Hawaii, or Washington, make the highest salaries.

How much do Public Address System Announcers make in each U.S. state?

State Annual Mean Salary
Arizona $33,690
California $42,130
Colorado $33,120
Florida $36,370
Georgia $30,590
Hawaii $49,450
Idaho $36,930
Illinois $29,430
Louisiana $28,800
Maryland $28,370
Massachusetts $46,510
Minnesota $34,410
Nebraska $29,240
Nevada $31,560
New Jersey $57,450
New York $56,080
North Carolina $33,620
North Dakota $41,220
Ohio $43,360
Oklahoma $27,530
Oregon $32,360
Pennsylvania $39,370
South Carolina $30,250
South Dakota $28,180
Tennessee $26,600
Washington $45,130
West Virginia $37,780
Wisconsin $46,260

What Tools & Technology do Public Address System Announcers Use?

Although they’re not necessarily needed for all jobs, the following technologies are used by many Public Address System Announcers:

  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Web browser software
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Website creation software

How do I Become a Public Address System Announcer?

Individuals working as a Public Address System Announcer have obtained the following education levels:


How many years of work experience do I need?


Who Employs Public Address System Announcers?


The table below shows some of the most common industries where those employed in this career field work.



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