Voice-over artists have a crucial role in the media and communications industry, and with the advent of new platforms, and new content the demand for their services has only grown multi-fold in recent years. In India, the voice-over industry is booming like never before, and talented voice over artists are making a a really good living from their craft. But just how much can an Indian voice-over artist potentially make in a year? Let's take a look at some statistical data.
According to www.payscale.com, the average salary for a resourceful and well-connected professional voice-over artist in India ranges around the Rs. 45,000 - 60,000* per month ballpark.
However, this figure can vary widely depending on a range of factors, such as the artist's experience, skill level, the type of work they do and their portfolio of sample work. For instance, a well-versed voice-over artist working on a major commercial campaign can earn upwards of Rs. 10,000 per ad film, and even get additional payables for the various edits of the film as well, while a voice over artist working on an indie short film project or a corporate film might earn less, somewhere around the Rs. 5,000* mark. Voice over artists working on corporate modules and e-learning content often get paid by the hour, with a pay averaging around Rs. 4,000 - 6,000* / hour, depending on the size of the project and other factors. And while this might seem like a lot for work, with a not to attractive pay scale, e-learning voice over artists tend to keep busy because of the sheer volume of the work they receive. All-in-all, it is a great starting point for a lot of voice talent, providing opportunity for even less-experienced voice over artists.
Another factor that would affect an Indian voice-over artist's earning potential used to be their location. In larger cities like Mumbai and Delhi, where most of the entertainment and media industry is concentrated, voice artists used to be able to command higher rates than those living in smaller towns or rural areas. However, this problem has been addressed by online platforms like www.voicesbazaar.com, who provide equal opportunity and pay scales to voice over artists from across India.
In addition to traditional media outlets like television, film and advertising, Indian voice-over artists are finding new opportunities in the world of e-learning, corporate trainings and other tech-enabled avenues. As more companies move their training programs online, the demand for high-quality voice-over work is on the rise globally. According to www.voices.com (A Canada based online voiceover agency), the e-learning industry is expected to grow to a whopping USD325 billion by 2025, providing even more opportunities for voice-over artists in India and around the world.
If you're an upcoming and promising voice-over artist looking to further your reach in the industry, there are plenty of online resources available to help you get started. One such resource is www.voicesbazaar.com, a professional online voiceover platform that on-boards talented voice-over artists and connects them with clients looking for their services across India. Whether you're just starting out or you're an experienced professional, Voices Bazaar offers a hos of resources like sample scripts and artist guidance to help you reach your professional and financial milestones as an independent voice over artist.
So, it's safe to conclude that Indian voice-over artists have a significant earning potential, with many factors affecting their income. And while we might not be able to pinpoint a number just yet, you can be sure that success is just a matter of time provided you are willing to explore all the possibilities with the new avenues.
Whether you're interested in working in traditional media or exploring new opportunities in the e-learning space, and other avenues, the demand for high-quality and professional voice-over work is only expected to grow in the coming years. And if you're looking to kick-start your career as a voice-over artist, www.voicesbazaar.com is a great place to begin your journey.
[*The pay scale figures indicated above are based on limited research and findings based on personal experience and learnings and does not in any way endorse what a voice over artist's charges must adhere to. Being a creative and talent-oriented skillset, we respect every voice over artists' commercial ask]
Written by: Dylin Gomes (https://www.voicesbazaar.com)
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