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You might ask: "How much does a voice-over cost?" and I might say: "How much does a car cost?"
It is impossible to give you a simple answer because the price depends on many factors.

Voice Over Rate Guidelines:
• Voice-over rates are based on a number of variables: the medium (Radio, TV, Internet), the market (local, national, international), the length, the nature and the use of the audio.
• Rates can be determined per project, length of script, studio time or per word.
• The more specific you are, the easier it is to give you an informed quote and the read you need.
• Please note: the prices below are general rates for my services, actual rates may vary.
• For a custom rate quote for your project, e-mail me at John@VoiceOverGenie.com or click the button above.

The Voice Over Genie's Rates:

NON-BROADCAST: Corporate, Industrial, Training Video
0-5 Minutes - $150
5-10 Minutes - $200
10-20 Minutes - $300
20-30 Minutes - $350
Longer – add $75 for every 10 additional minutes

NON-BROADCAST: Education, eLearning

$175 per completed hour
-There is a 1-hour minimum. After that, billing takes place in 15 minute increments

NON-BROADCAST and BROADCAST: Film, Video, Documentary
MODERATE-PLAY/NON-BROADCAST NARRATIONS (Documentary on local public station only, Internet video, DVD, etc.)
Per Hour: $175
-There is a 1-hour minimum. After that, billing takes place in 15 minute increments
Per Project: $350 and up, based on length of script

LARGE-PLAY/BROADCAST NARRATIONS (National Geographic documentary, etc.)
Per Hour: $250
Per Project: $400 and up, based on length of script

NON-BROADCAST: Medical, Pharmaceutical
0-5 Minutes - $150
5-10 Minutes - $200
10-20 Minutes - $300
20-30 Minutes - $400
Longer – add $75 to $125 for every 10 additional minutes

NON-BROADCAST: Web, Online Tutorial, Flash
0-5 Minutes - $175
5-10 Minutes - $200
10-20 Minutes - $300
20-30 Minutes - $400
Longer – add $75 to $125 for every 10 additional minutes

NON-BROADCAST: Audiobook
Audiobooks are generally paid per completed hour (the length of the final product) rather than per hour (the length of time in the studio).
NARRATION RATE: $150 per completed hour

BROADCAST: Radio
Minimum rates per spot
LOCAL: Small Market starting at $150, Large Market: $250
REGIONAL: $350
NATIONAL: $750
TAGS (5 to 10 seconds)
Local: $100
Regional: $200
National: $300
-The payment for one tag is included with the payment for the spot. It is industry practice that one is paid "per tag" for all additional tags.
-Potential discount offered for series of spots

BROADCAST: TV
Minimum rates per spot
LOCAL: Small Market starting at $150, Large Market $350
REGIONAL: $500
NATIONAL: $1000
TAGS (5-10 Seconds)
Local: $75
Regional: $150
National: $300
-The payment for one tag is included with the payment for the spot. It is industry practice that one is paid "per tag" for all additional tags.

NON-BROADCAST and BROADCAST:
Animation, cartoon, video game
A standard animation session fee includes up to 3 voices. Should you require a fourth, fifth, or sixth voice, there will be an additional fee per voice.
This category covers "pre-lay" recording (I will be voicing characters before they are animated).
RATES:
Broadcast (Saturday morning cartoons, Nickelodeon, etc.) - $300 per hour and up
Non-Broadcast (talking toys, interactive CD-ROMs, Internet, etc.) - $175 per hour and up
-Animations produced in different territories tend to vary in scale and budget; an appropriate package will be created based on the particulars of the job.
-Should a show be sold on to another station, expect to pay an additional buy-out.

Unless otherwise specified, rates include:

• A professional, full-time, non-union voice talent
• Script preparation (pronunciation, annotation etc.)
• Studio fee
• Professional, noise-free recording
• Editing
• Quality control (prooflistening)
• Free retakes, as long as they are not necessitated by changes in the script after the initial audio was recorded. The recording of a script that was revised after the first text was officially approved and recorded, is regarded and billed as a new project
• Uploading of audio
• My professionalism, friendliness, and enthusiasm!

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