Voice-Over Artist Career Profile, Salary, & Job Outlook
What does a Voice-Over Artist do?
A voice-over artist is a performer who uses their voice in radio, television, film, and theater to entertain or narrate a written script. Voice-over artists do not appear on the screen. Therefore, they have to possess a combination of acting skills and vocal techniques to capture and convey different characters. They also record dialogue for films in different languages.
How much does a Voice-Over Artist make?
According to Ziprecruiter, Voice-over Artists make a national average of $64,012 or $30.78 an hour (as of March 2022). Entry-level voice-over artists make around $29,000 annually, with senior-level voice-over artists making $89,500 a year. This wide range also depends on skill, seniority, company/studio, production budget, and location.
What is the job outlook for a Voice-Over Artist?
Film revenue is forecasted to grow to $392.34 billion by 2025. In addition, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), job opportunities in the acting field (including Voice-over Actors) are expected to increase at a rate of 32% during the 2020-2030 decade.
How to kick-off your career:
- Practice diction and enunciation.
- Watch animated films and television to study different vocal techniques.
- Explore the NYU x Rolling Stone x IndieWire Film + TV Industry Essentials online course.
- Download Yellowbrick’s Ultimate Film Career Guide.
Judd Apatow, Film & TV Industry Essentials contributor,
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