Show host - Salary and Career
Events, programs and shows presenters

Show host - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They present and/or animate radio and television programs, popular parties, events, circus attractions or other types of shows, are guided by scripts or improvise to amuse, inform, educate the public, viewer or listener. They conduct public, corporate and social events in person, following a script prepared by organizers.

How much does an Show host earn

A Show host earns between $1.136 and $5.456 per month, with an average monthly salary of $2.050 and a median salary of $1.386 according to an Averwage.com salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 698 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).


Salary ranges for the Show host

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 2.050 24.597 512 10
1º Quartile 1.136 13.631 284 5
Median Salary 1.386 16.632 347 7
3º Quartile 4.161 49.933 1.040 20
Higher Salary 5.456 65.473 1.364 26


Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • medium-level technicians in cultural, communications and sports services
      • popular arts artists and models
        • events, programs and shows presenters

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Main workplaces

Events, programs and shows presenters the professionals work in recreational, sports and cultural activities at events and parties in general, radio and TV programs and circuses. With the exception of the few who work in radio and TV and in larger circuses, who are registered employees and can count on some regularity with regard to the content of the work and the places and times in which it is performed, the vast majority are self-employed. , having to be able to deal with the lack of predictability regarding the offer, places and working hours and the subject addressed. Professionals are particularly interested in the ability to adapt to different situations and the ability to empathize with the public. On this ultimately depends his success in carrying out his family's occupations. In some activities, some professionals may work in uncomfortable positions for prolonged periods, at great heights, under intense noise, as well as under constant stress.


What does it take to work in the field of Events, programs and shows presenters

Professional training takes place in practice, in the exercise of the function, to a large extent, from the observation of the various styles of presentation existing in the media and their adaptation to personal characteristics and those of the target audience. There are, in small numbers, specialized professionals such as conductors, sports referees, art and literature critics who present programs in their areas of expertise, although they do not consider this activity as their main activity.


Functions and activities of Show host

Events, programs and shows presenters must:

  • research information to transmit in the show, event or program;
  • display attractions, programs and events;
  • convey credibility to the viewer, viewer and listener;
  • search information to transmit in the show, event or program;
  • transmitting credibility to the spectator, viewer and listener;
  • introduce attractions, programs and events;
  • prepare presentation and broadcast;
  • transmitting credibility to the viewer, viewer and listener;
  • prepare presentation and transmission;
  • search for information to transmit in the show, event or program;
  • inform the viewer, viewer and listener;
  • search information to broadcast in the show, event or program;
  • search for information to be transmitted in the show, event or program;
  • conduct a show, event or program;
  • inform the spectator, viewer and listener;
  • presenting attractions, programs and events;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • conveying credibility to the viewer, viewer and listener;
  • conduct show, event or program;
  • communicate;
  • inform viewer, viewer and listener;

  • Activities

    • demonstrate flexibility;
    • work as a team;
    • search the profile (social, economic, political) of the target audience;
    • inform the public about events involved in the show/event (lost child, traffic etc);
    • claim responses to problems presented in the program;
    • demonstrate care with personal appearance;
    • request the script;
    • follow the roadmap;
    • moderating event sequence and attendees;
    • set the tone for the ceremony;
    • meeting audience expectations;
    • alert for the placement and removal of equipment;
    • demonstrate agility of reasoning;
    • empathize with the public;
    • opin on the formatting of the show, event or program, when requested;
    • demonstrate improvisational skills;
    • observe entry signs for vignettes, commercial inserts;
    • convey sponsor/organiser information;
    • show content of the show, event or program;
    • check technical conditions required for presentation;
    • demonstrate voice mastery;
    • verify the content and form of the text;
    • notify facts and unforeseen events transmitting security during a show, event or program;
    • detail the information provided by the interviewee;
    • meet audience expectations;
    • arrive early;
    • attentive to cultural specificities and regional policies;
    • participate in the preparation of the script;
    • interview guests;
    • attention to the satisfaction of the public during the show, event or program;
    • demonstrate knowledge of languages specific to different segments of society;
    • adapt itinerary;
    • adjust to the organization's requirements regarding costumes and props;
    • make calls regarding the show, event or program;
    • read the information (scripts) to resolve doubts in advance;
    • inform yourself about specific literature regarding the topics presented ;
    • demonstrate ability to maintain physical posture;
    • receive instructions from event organizers;
    • demonstrate emotional control;
    • convey promotional product information;
    • check the correct pronunciation of names, acronyms, words;
    • be aware of the event's itinerary and its happenings;
    • inform yourself through different media (printed , radio, television, internet);
    • adapt physical posture and voice intonation (interpretation) to the information to be transmitted;
    • live up the show or broadcast (entertainment);
    • manage the times of the show, event or program;
    • be aware of the presentation schedule;
    • demonstrate common sense;
    • create expectation in the spectator, viewer, listener;
    • record voiceovers in 'off';
    • prepare yourself physically and mentally for shows, events and programs;
    • claim answers to problems presented in the program;
    • stay tuned for reporting times and entries in live programs and events ;
    • select props for show, event or programs;
    • opinion on the daily agenda;
    • prepare to interview guests;
    • demonstrate versatility;
    • pronounce foreign words correctly;
    • attention to cultural specificities and regional policies;
    • contact sources of information (community leaders, trainers of opinion, politicians etc);
    • interact with production, presentation and organization team members;
    • demonstrate mastery of portuguese;
    • prepare texts and comments for shows, events or programs;
    • beware of cultural specificities and regional policies;
    • keep the audience's attention;
    • contact information sources (community leaders, trainers of opinion, politicians etc);
    • demonstrate memorization ability;
    • select appropriate costume/clothing for show, event or program;
    • warm up the voice (nuances and mix);
    • interpret the text;
    • adapt the characterization of the presenter to the style of the show, event or program;


    Sectors that hire Show host the most in the job market

    • temporary labor lease
    • fairs, congresses, exhibitions and parties organization services
    • hotels
    • other advertising activities
    • activities of associations for the defense of social rights
    • direct marketing
    • library and archive activities
    • other recreation and leisure activities
    • retailer of clothing and accessories
    • restaurants and similar




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