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Voice Over Rates (Rate Card) - Non-Union, Professional & Affordable


HOW MUCH WILL IT COST TO HIRE A VOICE TALENT? - RATES CALCULATED BY WORD COUNT.

The official rate card below works like building blocks. Easy as 1, 2, 3

 *   From the first block you must select the medium for which the intended will be used. Radio? On-Hold? Podcast? Video only for the internet? Non-Broadcast?
 *   The second block is for any additional loadings. For example, if you need music you supply to be added to the voice recording, or need the file to be delivered produced/edited and ready to use.
 *   The third block is for any TV or radio usage fees. For example, if audio from a TV/radio spot will also be used online, or in another country.

How many words does a voice talent read per minute? As a general guide; reading slow - 100, regular - 150, fast - 200.

Estimates - 300 words = 2 minutes, 900 words = 5 mins, 1,800 words = 10 mins - 2,750 = 15 mins - 3,500 = 20 mins - 5,500 = 30 mins - 7,500 = 45 mins - 9,500 = 60 mins

Unlike other websites: our rates attract no taxes/VAT or hidden service fees.

For further details on which voice over rates to choose please see FAQ at bottom of page.

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SCRIPT LENGTH CALCULATOR. Click here to calculate the length of your script.

1 - VOICE OVER MEDIUM and RELEVANT LENGTH of FINISHED AUDIO

RADIO, TV or INTERNET COMMERCIAL SPOTS : SESSION FEE RATE*  
Base Rate : Usage fees and extra loadings are selected in boxes 2 & 3 below $100
ON HOLD / PHONE MESSAGES / VOICEMAIL / IVR RATE*  
100 words or less $80
320 words or less $150
800 words or less $200
1600 words or less $350
2500 words or less $600
NON-BROADCAST USE / IN STORE / E-LEARNING / MULTIMEDIA / iPHONE APPS / GAMING etc RATE*  
Up to 1 minute (0-150 words) $115
Up to 2 minutes (150-250 words) $175
Up to 5 minutes (250-750 words) $210
Up to 10 minutes (750-1,500 words) $275
Up to 15 minutes (1,500-2,500 words) $315
Up to 20 minutes (2,500-3,250 words) $365
Up to 30 minutes (3,250-5,300 words) $415
Up to 45 minutes (5,300-7,500 words) $585
Up to 60 minutes (7,500-10,000 words) $685
Up to 90 minutes (10,000-15,000 words) $815
Up to 120 minutes (15,000-20,000 words) $1150
Up to 180 minutes [3hrs] (20,000-25,000 words) $1750
Up to 240 minutes [4hrs] (25,000-30,000 words) $2250
Up to 300 minutes [5hrs] (30,000-34,000 words) $2750
Up to 360 minutes [6hrs] (34,000-44,000 words) $3200
INTERNET ONLY USAGE (PUBLIC) / WEB EXPLAINER VIDEOS / ONLINE HOW TO VIDEOS RATE*  
Up to 1 minute (0-150 words) $140
Up to 2 minutes (150-250 words) $185
Up to 5 minutes (250-750 words) $250
Up to 10 minutes (750-1,500 words) $375
Up to 15 minutes (1,500-2,500 words) $450
Up to 20 minutes (2,500-3,250 words) $500
Up to 30 minutes (3,250-5,300 words) $600
Up to 45 minutes (5,300-7,500 words) $715
Up to 60 minutes (7,500-10,000 words) $1000
AUDIOBOOKS (Defined as more than 3 hours) RATE*  
Per hour of FINISHED AUDIO (Initial hour paid in advance. Add'l hours invoiced at US$280 per hour) $280
PODCASTS - OPENER AND CLOSER RATE*  
2 x 15 seconds or less $100
MOVIE PROMOS (For Terrestrial Broadcast) RATE*  
Up to 30 secs $600
Up to 120 secs $750
(BROADCAST) LONG FORM NARRATION / DOCUMENTARY RATE*  
Up to 30 seconds $150
Up to 1 minute $200
Up to 5 minutes $400
Up to 10 minutes $675
Up to 30 minutes $975
Up to 60 minutes $1500
RADIO / TV - IMAGING AND PROMOS RATE*  
10 x Dry Liners - Up to 10 seconds each $150
11-20 x Dry Liners - Up to 10 seconds each $250
4 Promos - Totaling less than 120 seconds $350
RADIO STATION BULK RATES - LOCAL MARKETS 5 to 284 ONLY - ONE VOICE RATE*  
3 x up to 30 second spots $200
5 x up to 30 second spots $350
CHANGES TO SCRIPTS AFTER BOOKING (REVISIONS) RATE*  
Up to 10 word changes / new script additions $30
Up to 40 word changes / new script additions $60
Up to 100 word changes / new script additions $75
Up to 300 word changes / new script additions $125

2 - ADDITIONAL LOADINGS (In addition to above rates if applicable)

TAGS - BROADCAST (Tags are defined as a difference in the last 10 seconds of a spot) RATE*  
Up to 5 extra tags $50
Up to 10 extra tags $100
Up to 20 extra tags $200
CHARACTER VOICES - per character (Voice different to talents regular speaking voice) RATE*  
1 Character / Impersonation $50
2 Characters / Impersonations $100
3 Characters / Impersonations $150
4 or more Characters / Impersonations $250
POLITICAL SPOTS RATE*  
Up to 30 seconds $50
More than 30 seconds $100
CHILD (UNDER 16) LOADING FEE RATE*  
Up to 2 minute script $75
2 minutes to 5 minutes script $150
TRANSLATION OF TEXT (From/to a foreign language) RATE*  
Up to 500 words $80
Up to 1500 words $200
Up to 2500 words $350
Up to 4000 words $550
PRODUCTION OF AUDIO - (ADD SUPPLIED MUSIC, EDIT FILES, DeBreath or HIT TIMINGS) RATE*  
0 - 750 word script $30
751 - 2,500 word script $60
2,501 - 5,300 word script $100
5,301 - 10,000 word script $190
10,001 - 20,000 word script $240
20,001 - 30,000 word script $300
TALENT REQUIRED IN CLIENT STUDIO RATE*  
Set rate $50

3 - USAGE (This is only valid if the recording is for RADIO or TV)

(USA) RADIO & TV SPOTS THAT WILL AIR *LESS* THAN 5 STATES *WILL NOT* INCL. NYC / LA or CHI RATE*  
30 seconds or less $75
31 seconds to 90 seconds (Total of all spots combined. Same brand/product) $125
Up to 180 seconds (Total of all spots combined. Same brand/product) $200
(USA) RADIO & TV SPOTS THAT WILL AIR *LESS* THAN 5 STATES *BUT* INCL. NYC / LA or CHI RATE*  
30 seconds or less $450
31 seconds to 90 seconds (Total of all spots combined. Same brand/product) $550
(USA) RADIO & TV SPOTS THAT WILL AIR IN 5 OR *MORE* STATES RATE*  
30 seconds or less $750
31 seconds to 90 seconds (Total of all spots combined. Same brand/product) $900
(UK) REGIONAL BROADCAST ONLY - SMALL MARKETS RATE*  
30 seconds or less $75
31 seconds to 90 seconds $125
(UK) AIRING IN A CAPITAL CITY RATE*  
30 seconds or less $350
31 seconds to 90 seconds $450
(AUSTRALIA) 3 MONTHS 1 STATE RATE*  
Up to 30 seconds $115
Up to 60 seconds $230
(AUSTRALIA) 3 MONTHS NATIONAL RATE*  
Up to 30 seconds $218
Up to 60 seconds $334
MADE FOR INTERNET COMMERCIALS (Spotify, Pandora, YouTube pre-rolls etc) RATE*  
Up to 30 seconds $75
Up to 60 seconds (Total of all spots combined. Same brand/product - eg. 2 x 30 sec) $150
Up to 90 seconds (Total of all spots combined. Same brand/product) $225
Up to 120 seconds (Total of all spots combined. Same brand/product) $300
(OTHER COUNTRIES) AIRING IN REGIONAL MARKETS ONLY RATE*  
30 seconds or less $75
31 seconds to 90 seconds $95
(OTHER COUNTRIES) AIRING NATIONALLY RATE*  
30 seconds or less $100
31 seconds to 90 seconds $135
91 seconds to 120 seconds (Total of all spots combined. Same brand/product) $175
INFOMERCIALS (Airing anywhere in one country) RATE*  
1 minute to 3 minutes $575
3 minutes to 5 minutes $775
INTERNATIONAL TV or RADIO USAGE (Only select this option + base session fee) RATE*  
30 Seconds or less $900
30 secs to 3 minutes $1400
RADIO & TV SPOTS THAT WILL ALSO BE USED ONLINE RATE*  
Up to 30 seconds $100
More than 30 seconds $200
SCRIPT LENGTH CALCULATOR. Click here to calculate the length of your script.

VOICE OVER RATES - FAQ

The above rates are for non union voice overs. Rates are buy-out (unlimited usage) except for radio and TV broadcast which are for one year from date of recording. Please be fair to the artists and pay for the medium they will be used. Our talent work hard to ensure you receive the most professional voice work in a timely manner. *Converted local currencies, other than $USD, are an estimate and may fluctuate slightly. Rates are calculated by WORD COUNT, not studio time or length of recording. Timings are provided as general guidance.

Voice recordings are delivered dry (raw) with no music or editing. If you need music added to the recording or files to be 'cleaned up' and ready for use, please add 'PRODUCTION OF AUDIO' from Box 2 (Additional loadings).

Voice recordings requiring the audio to be matched to a video (syncing) are DOUBLE the applicable PRODUCTION fee.

Do you have more than one script? If, for example, you have 3 x 4 minute scripts all for use on the internet, you can book 1 x 'Up To 15 mins' session with the one voice. Scripts must be for the same brand/client. Sessions must be at least 2,500 words, and completed within 14 days.

Multiple scripts and radio + TV spots must be booked separately for different clients/products/brands. Have a script that will have more than one usage? For example INTERNET ONLY and NON-BROADCAST. Hire the voice at the usage which is the higher of the two, contact us to be billed 50% of the applicable second usage.

Voiceover rates listed are shown in $USD by default. Rates converted into local currency automatically. Exclusivity by negotiation. TV & Radio broadcast is 12 months usage from date of audio delivery. Unlimited usage (buy-out) for radio and TV are DOUBLE the one year usage fee.

Unlike other websites, our rates attract no taxes/VAT or hidden service fees.

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