Voices.com Voice Over Rates

Hiring Non-Union and International Voice Talent:  How Much Does it Cost?

The total cost to complete a Self Service voice over project with Voices.com consists of a talent fee and a 20% platform fee. The talent fee is what the voice actor quotes, informed by your budget. The platform fee is added to the talent fee, and your total cost is displayed with the talent's audition. Following are typical talent fee ranges by project type:

  Broadcast - Radio

Market Typical Talent Fee Range ($USD)
Local $250 - $500
Regional $500 - $750
National $750 - $1,000

  Broadcast - Television

Description Typical Talent Fee Range ($USD)
Local $500 - $750
Regional $1,000 - $1,250 
National $1,500 - $1,750

Non-Broadcast Rates

For non-broadcast voice over work (including categories of work like animation, business, educational, videogames, etc.), talent fees are priced by the finished minute. As an approximation, depending on the read, there are about 150 words in 1 finished minute.

Finished Minutes Typical Talent Fee Range ($USD)
0 - 5 minutes $100 - 250
5 - 15 minutes $250 - $500
15 - 30 minutes $500 - $750
30 - 40 minutes $750 - $1,000
40 - 60 minutes $1,000 + 
Over 60 minutes Custom Quote

Please note, the lower number in each range represents the minimum budget amount that type of work can be posted for. These minimums are established to ensure that you will be successful in finding a voice actor that meets your needs, and to fairly compensate our global pool of professional talent.

If you choose to use our Full Service option instead of our Self Service option, you'll work with an Account Manager to complete your project. In that case, a Project Management fee will apply in addition to the Talent fee and Platform fee. The Project Management fee is $300 per talent and $200 per premium language required. Learn more about Self Service, Full Service, and which choice is right for you.

Hiring Union Voice Over Talent:  How Much Does it Cost?

Posting a union voice over job is $199 per posting, or we also offer a subscription option for unlimited postings. When you post a union voice over job, you are connected with top talent agents who will then provide you with voice actors and quotes specific to your project. Talent fees are negotiated and paid directly through the talent agent representing the actor you select to work with.


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