Voiceover Rates Survey | 2015

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Voiceover Rates Survey | 2015

Voiceover Rates, 2015 edition.

What is a professional rate to charge for a professional voiceover? In March, 2015, I presented a session on current rates at the Faffcamp conference. If you missed the presentation, here’s a quick overview of how the research was done and a link to a pdf with some of the slides.

An anonymous survey was sent to over 20 professional voice over talents that I personally know. They are all great talents and probably each make between $40k and $300k or more. These are talents that have been working full-time professionals voices for many years and negotiate rates on new projects every week. Many specialize in an area (commercial, corporate, e-learning, telephony, etc.) and know what compensation is reasonable and possible in those areas.

Hope you find the information helpful. Comments welcome.


click here to view the 2015 Rates pdf.


click here to view the previous 2013 edition.

By | 2017-05-18T17:47:40+00:00 March 24th, 2015|rates, voiceover|15 Comments
  • Karyn O’Bryant

    THANK YOU. I wish I could write that bigger, complete with glitter, rainbows, hearts, and unicorns.

  • You freaking ROCK, Caldwell!!! Thank you! (:

  • Moe Rock

    Ya… What Mara said!! Rock Rockity Rock Rock!!

  • Thank you, Sean!

  • Jan Eliot

    This is great!!–Thank you!! ..as my son likes to say ‘like a boss!” or rather ‘bawss’ 😉

  • Immersineer

    HUGELY informative and helpful, Thank you.

  • Rob Marley

    Thanks for putting this together, Sean!

  • IHateMyself

    Good luck trying to get these noobs to follow the list.
    I wanna break an advertisers face for even THINKING that I’m worth less than 350 for a radio spot.

  • Linda Joy

    Thank you, Sean!!!

  • Lynn Nadeau

    Thanks Sean, I heard this on a recent podcast – this survey is very helpful!

  • Joell A. Jacob

    Thank you, Sean! I just referenced your list to negotiate a fair deal with a new client. It helped so much to have a sense of what is going on in this wild west. Your work is appreciated here!

  • Steve Stanley

    …now THAT’S a helpful article. THANK YOU!!!

  • Hey Sean – I’ve found this so helpful this last year. I know it must be a lot of work for you, but do you have any plans to update it for 2016?

    • seancaldwell

      Mike, I do have plans. Not sure if it’ll be a tie in with a conference or where it’ll be presented, but updating and expanding it each year sounds like a good idea to me.

      • Perfect. You’re a star and I want you to know how much it’s appreciated.