PRICE

Voice-over is a field with thousands of opportunities ranging from commercial voice-over work to documentaries and everything in between. Voices.com is a voice actor’s best resource for voice-over jobs, no matter the industry or job.

Recording and editing a voice-over may be tricky at times, but its complexities are minimal compared to the sometimes difficult process of setting voice-over rates. These project rates are determined by a variety of factors, including the type of voice-over, how it is being used, the size of the intended audience, the length of the recording, and the experience level of the voice actor. Setting voice-over rates can be time consuming. That being said, Voices.com has prepared a handy chart detailing voice-over rates per word, per minute and per hour making it easier and faster for you to gauge what your voice-over recording may cost.  The list is in alphabetical order, so scroll down to find the type of work you’re looking to get done.

Notes

  • Rates are for finished dry voice only. Any post-production required is additional (approx. $100/hr)

Re-do Policy

If there are changes or additions to the original script after the recording, the customer is expected to pay the regular rate for the redo.
If a redo is determined to be necessary due to mis-pronunciation or mistakes on Pavel’s part, naturally, that’s a no-charge redo.

  • Minor Pick Ups – Under 10 mins charged at a small percentage of the original session fee – 5%-10% Minor Pick Ups – Under 10 mins charged at a small percentage of the original session fee – 5%-10%
  • Major Pick Ups – Re-writes & Large Re-Records Can charge 50% of the original price. This can also be 50% of a full hourly rate

Broadcast Rates


Radio Commercials – Session fee $250.00

Description Time $
Radio Commercial (minimum rate/spot: 13 week cycle) : Local :15, :30 or :60 200
Radio Commercial (minimum rate/spot: 13 week cycle) : Regional :15, :30 or :60 800
Radio Commercial (minimum rate/spot: 13 week cycle) : National Network :15, :30 or :60 1000
Radio Station Promotion (minimum rate/spot: 13 week cycle) / Station Imaging / Tags :05, :15 or :30 200
Public Service Announcement on Radio :15, :30 or :60 200

Television Commercials – Session fee $250.00

Description Time $
Television Commercial (minimum rate/spot: 13 week cycle) : Local :15, :30 or :60 450
Television Commercial (minimum rate/spot: 13 week cycle) : Regional :15, :30 or :60 500
Television Commercial (minimum rate/spot: 13 week cycle) : National Network :15, :30 or :60 2000
Public Service Announcement on Television :15, :30 or :60 300
Television Tags (minimum rate/spot: 13 week cycle) : Local :05, :15 or :30 250
Television Tags (minimum rate/spot: 13 week cycle) : Regional :05, :15 or :30 350
Television Tags (minimum rate/spot: 13 week cycle) : National :05, :15 or :30 600

Movie Trailers – Session fee $250.00

Description Time $
Television Commercial : Local / Regional :15, :30 or :60 300
Television Commercial : New York, LA, Chicago :15, :30 or :60 300
Television Commercial : National Network :15, :30 or :60 2000


Telephone systems (IVR) / Message-On-Hold – Session fee $150.00

Description Time $
IVR
RAW recording only. DOES NOT include editing. Editing should be an additional charge
$150 minimum
$150 + $1/prompt – $200 + $5/prompt
$.08 – $.25/word, $50 – $200/hr
Message-On-Hold
RAW recording only. DOES NOT include editing. Editing should be an additional charge
$200 minimum
$100/min, $8 per 3-6 sentence paragraphs


Podcasts

Description Time $
Podcast Commercial :15, :30 100-250
Podcast Bumpers and Sweepers :15, :30 or :60 100-250
Interactive Media and Multimedia Recordings 1 Hour recording session 250-500
Each additional hour 100
60+ minutes (finished audio) Contact for price


Long Form Narration Rates

Audio-books – Session fee $150.00

Description Note $
Fiction and Non-Fiction Audiobook Recordings Includes production fees for hiring a professional to edit/master/proof (production add-on approx $75-$125/hr). Also includes an additional 18.5% for health and pension and 5% add to paymaster for union conversion. $300-$350/hr
Have more than 1 book? Contact for price



Explainer Videos – Session fee $150.00

Description Time $
Per time rate Up to 90 seconds 175
Per Video Rate $250 per video with up to 175 words.
Additional $50 for each 100 words thereafter.
Single video usage only. DOES NOT include TV,
broadcast, or any additional internet/web

INTERNET – Session fee $150.00

Description Time $
8wk – Usage See Internet Audio 500
All channels of online advertising: website, pre-roll, and internet ads. Excludes internet radio
6mo – Usage See Internet Audio 750
All channels of online advertising: website, pre-roll, and internet ads. Excludes internet radio
1yr – Usage See Internet Audio 1,000-2,500
All channels of online advertising: website, pre-roll, and internet ads. Excludes internet radio



Internet Audio

Description Time $
Interactive Media and Multimedia Recordings Per minute 100
00 to 05 minutes 100-250
06 to 15 minutes 250-500
16 to 30 minutes 500-750
31 to 45 minutes 750-1000
46 to 60 minutes 1000-1250
61 to 75 minutes 1250-1500
76 to 90 minutes 1500-1750
91 to 120 minutes 1750-2000
120 + minutes Contact for price

Non-Broadcast Industrial/Corporate/Medical Narrations/Documentaries

Description                                                   1 minute 100
00 to 05 minutes 100-250
06 to 15 minutes 250-500
16 to 30 minutes 500-750
31 to 45 minutes 750-1000
46 to 60 minutes 1000-1250
61 to 75 minutes 1250-1500
76 to 90 minutes 1500-1750
91 to 120 minutes 1750-2000
120 + minutes Contact for price



Educational Videos and Training Videos (E-Learning)

Description Time $
1 Hour recording session $1,200-$1,800 (Finished hr)
General E-Learning Platform usage only. Additional usage compensated
separately. $1 per file split is common.
Each additional hour $250
Per Finished Min $20/min General E-Learning Platform usage only. Additional usage compensated separately.
$1 per file split is common.
Per word rate $0.18/word General E-Learning Rates Platform usage only. based on 12K+ words.
$1 per file split is common. Additional usage compensated separately



Toys, Games & Mobile Game Apps

Description NOTE $
Console Games, iPhone Games, iPad Games, Android Games Single product usage only (only one mobile game). DOES NOT include TV or broadcast usage. $425 1st hr / $200 per additional hr / $400 for 1 page lines
Video Games – Non Union Buyout Single product usage only (only one mobile game). DOES NOT include TV or broadcast usage. $400 1st hr / $250 per additional hr for up to 3 voices / $250 per additional voice.
 Mobile Game Apps – Character Single product usage only (only one mobile game). DOES NOT include TV or broadcast usage. $350-$500 per game –> 1 hr up to 3 voices / $75 per additional voice.
 Mobile Game Apps – E-Learning Educational Single product usage only (only one mobile game). DOES NOT include TV or broadcast usage. $350-$400 for 1-5 finished minutes / $600 up to 10 finished minutes
 Toys & Games Single product usage only (only one mobile game). DOES NOT include TV or broadcast usage. $400-$500 1st hr, $250/additional hr
 Toys & Games Full Buyout Full usage buyout, all platforms in perpetuity $1,500-$10,000
 Toys & Games (Demo Products) Demo usage only (for invention companies or internal usage). NOT for product usage. $150/hr

 

If you have a budget for your project that does not seem to match the rates posted above, please do not just go to another talent or place for your voice over work.  I would be more than happy to consider your needs and your budget so that we could work on a reciprocally reasonable terms