Full-Time Voice Actors Say They're
Earning More Now; Part-Timers Mixed
October 22, 2015
(VOXtra) - There's no lack of talk about where voice over pay is headed. Many contend that technology and online casting - especially the lowball pay sites - are driving down fees.
So you might expect annual income from voice overs to be dropping, too. Yet that's not the case for more than half of the respondents to a recent VoiceOverXtra poll about VO pay.
The poll (initiated on October 15 and still open - see the RED POLL box at the bottom right of the VoiceOverXtra.com home page) asked:
If you've been a voice actor for at least two years ... in the past 12 months, have you earned MORE money as a voice actor than in the previous 12 months?The poll differentiates between full-time and part-time voice actors. And as of today, 104 people have responded.
WHAT THEY REPORT ...
Overwhelmingly, full-time voice actors report YES, they have earned more in the past 12 months than in the previous 12-month period.
Meanwhile, fewer part-timers have participated the poll, and their YES / NO answers are about even.
Specifically, full-time voice actors report:
It's tempting to guess what's happening (and our next poll question will probe this).
But if we were to guess at why the full-time VOs are earning more today, despite a trend toward lower fees, it would be that persistence and developing client relationships helps to maintain value and fees. And there's no doubt that extra hours in the booth also boosts quantity, which boosts income.
What do YOU think? And if you've yet to participate in the poll, please jump to the RED POLL box at the bottom right of the VoiceOverXtra.com home page.
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