The average salary for a Sound Engineer is £23,598 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

£17,674 - £34,703
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MEDIAN: £23,598
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£9.79 - £20.61
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MEDIAN: £12.24
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National Salary Data (?
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£0£15K£30K£45K
Salary
£17,674 - £34,703  
   
Bonus
£983  
Total Pay (?
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£18,112 - £42,781  
Country: United Kingdom | Currency: GBP | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 46
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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£0£8£16£24
Hourly Rate
£9.79 - £20.61  
   
Overtime
£14.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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£0£16K£32K£48K
Bonus
£983  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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£18,112 - £42,781  
Country: United States | Currency: GBP | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 16

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: £24,081

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Sound Engineer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Sound Engineer?

Sound Engineer in London:
"Creative."
Pros: It's creative and I can go about projects in the way that I feel suits the desired outcome. My ideas are always taken on board and I am treated as the expert in my field.
Cons: Severely underpaid. Disagree with the staff. I frequently do work that is not on my contract with zero benefit.

Key Stats for Sound Engineer

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
2%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Sound Engineer Salaries

Experienced
▲2%

National Average
₤24,000

Mid-Career
▼2%

Entry-Level
▼5%

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 8%
dental benefits
Dental: 4%
vision benefits
Vision:
dental benefits
None: 88%
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