The Association of Independents in Radio Launches 2024 Rate Guide Campaign

Press Release · New York, NY, USA ·

The Association of Independents in Radio (AIR) is excited to announce the launch of its 2024 Rate Guide Campaign. This initiative seeks to update and expand the comprehensive Rate Guides, a vital resource for audio producers, editors, sound designers, engineers, mixers, fact-checkers and entrepreneurs in the audio industry.

As the media landscape evolves, so does the need for up-to-date information on fair compensation. AIR’s Rate Guides have long been a trusted source for industry standards, providing transparency and promoting equitable pay. With this new campaign, AIR aims to collect current compensation data from audio professionals to reflect the latest trends and best practices.

Campaign Highlights:

  1. Data Collection: AIR is gathering compensation data from audio professionals who price their work by the hour, day, or project, including salaried positions. Participants are encouraged to submit their rates through dedicated forms on AIR’s website. The submission process allows multiple entries to accommodate different types of work and varying rates.
  2. Anonymous Participation: Contributors can remain anonymous, ensuring privacy and confidentiality. They can also opt-in for follow-up questions to provide more detailed insights.
  3. Continuous Submissions: The forms will remain open indefinitely; however, only data collected until August 7, 2024, will be included in the 2024 Rate Guide update.
  4. Comprehensive Insights: The updated Rate Guide will include findings from this survey and other research efforts, offering a holistic view of the current compensation landscape.
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By participating in this campaign, audio professionals harness their collective power to contribute to a valuable resource that benefits the entire industry. Accurate, up-to-date rate information helps ensure that professionals are fairly compensated for their work, supports the creation of realistic project budgets, and promotes transparency within the audio community.

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About the AIR Rate Guide

The AIR Rate Guides are an essential tool for professionals in the audio industry, offering detailed information on fair compensation for various roles. The guides cover a wide range of positions, from independent producers and sound designers to editorial consultants and mix engineers in the private and public sectors. It aims to support fair and transparent pay practices, ensuring that audio professionals are compensated appropriately for their skills and contributions.

The 2021 Rate Guide, which served as a basis for this update, highlighted the importance of keeping compensation data current. AIR has relied on extensive research and feedback from industry professionals to provide accurate and actionable insights. The updated 2024 Rate Guide will build on this foundation, incorporating the latest data to better serve the community.

About The Association of Independents in Radio (AIR)

AIR is dedicated to supporting independent audio professionals. Through initiatives like the Rate Guide, AIR provides valuable resources, advocacy, and community for those working in the public and private audio sectors. For more information about AIR and its programs, visit

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