Voiceover Rates – How much Does A Voiceover Cost?

Voiceover Rates A Guide

Please treat this rate-card as a guideline. Each Voiceover is a bespoke, “made to measure” audio recording. As such, its quite difficult to set a rate card to cover all scripts and licences.

Rates are based on:
~ length of script
~ whether it is for broadcast or non-broadcast
~ usage licence: For Example: web/online, TV, Radio, internal presentation
~ length of licence requested – full buyout, 3months, 6months etc..


Voiceover RateCard:

Phone Messages:

50 Words or less : £50
50 – 100 Words : £65
100 – 150 Words: £85

Example of Phone Scripts

Phone Prompt : £5 per prompt (min order 10 prompts)
What is a prompt? A prompt is one or two lines which offers the caller an option for action. For example: “To listen again to the menu, please press 2”

On Hold Messages: prices start at £99
Many phone system recordings rates are based on a full-buyout licence ( so you won’t be asked for any additional payment in the future).


Explainer Videos / Online Videos

Please note: this is a guide. Usage may apply!



E-learning/ Training/Corporate Presentations:

Up to 1 min (guide 150 words): £99
Up to 2 mins (guide 300 words): £175
Up to 5 mins: £200- 250
Up to 10 mins : £350
Up to 20 mins: £400
Up to 30 mins: £450
Up to 60 mins : £550

Please note your project may be subject to additional studio fees for editing and splitting files.

£0.50 per file split : includes editing, file split, naming, delivery. Usage may also apply: please email your script for details and quote.

How to work out the length of your script? As a good guide 1 minute of recorded voiceover works out at approx 130-150 words.


Broadcast Voiceovers: Radio/TV/Documentary/Commercials
Voiceover rates for Broadcast voiceovers vary hugely.  Please email with project details.

Please include media, usage and territory.


SmartPhone/ Web Apps

App voiceover requirements vary greatly from application to application. Please email your script for a quote and turnaround time. No matter how small or large the voiceover requirements please do get in touch!


Podcast Recordings:

Please email to discuss your project spec. One-off podcast recording(intros & outros)start at £50




If you would like to confirm the rate and turnaround time for your Voiceover Script, please email it toalison@thephonevoice.com. Please include as much information as possible (broadcast/non-broadcast, usage, length of licence) and I shall email a quote within 24 hours.