A sizeable majority of Audio/Visual Technicians in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $17.04 per hour. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city and tenure. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just under a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by the greater part and dental insurance is reported by a little over a half. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Audio/Visual Technicians. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$29,404 - $64,899
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MEDIAN: $42,894
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$12.54 - $26.22
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$29,404 - $64,899  
   
Bonus
$496.36 - $5,918  
Profit Sharing
$1,007  
Commission
$2,568  
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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$27,731 - $62,833  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 246
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.54 - $26.22  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.20  
Overtime
$18.64 - $40.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$496.36 - $5,918  
   
Commission
$2,568  
Profit Sharing
$1,007  
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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$27,731 - $62,833  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 625

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Job Description for Audio/Visual Technician

The audio/visual (AV) technician helps provide needed equipment for events and may operate that equipment as well. The technician also helps maintain all gear and keeps specialized equipment organized. Companies and business that host events and conventions (and the technical providers that work with these venues) are the typical employers for AV technicians. Many larger hotels host events and presentations on a daily basis and have an AV technician on staff, and many school districts employ AV technicians as well.

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Audio/Visual Technician Tasks

  • Transport, set up, and re-pack video, sound and electronic equipment in various locations.
  • Research potential equipment purchases.
  • Clean, maintain, and update equipment, including software and batteries.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve equipment and technical problems.

Common Career Paths for Audio/Visual Technician


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As Audio/Visual Technicians transition into upper-level roles such as Audio Visual Specialist, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Audio Visual Specialists earn $51K on average per year. Going from Audio/Visual Technician to Audiovisual Supervisor is the transition that occurs most often in this field, where the paychecks are $50K. Many others choose to work as Audiovisual Equipment Technicians, where pay is typically $38K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Audio/Visual Technician


Avi-Spl, Inc offers the largest salaries in town — $52K on average.

Offering a median salary of only $33K, psav gives out the smallest paychecks. Furthermore, the earnings range of $25K to $51K isn't that wide, either.

Popular Skills for Audio/Visual Technician


Survey takers working as Audio/Visual Technicians report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Audiovisual Tools, Production Management, Video Editing, and Systems Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Information Technology Support as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Equipment Maintenance and Audiovisual Hardware also typically command lower compensation. For most people, competency in Audiovisual Systems indicates knowledge of Video Editing.

Pay by Experience Level for Audio/Visual Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Audio/Visual Technicians, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $36K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $42K. Audio/Visual Technicians claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $48K. Audio/Visual Technicians who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $50K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $39,846

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Audio/Visual Technicians, top-notch salaries can be found in eastern parts of the United States: New York, Boston, and Washington offer exceptional salaries — better than the national average for those in this field. The smallest paychecks in the market, 14 percent south of the national average, can be found in Miami. Below-median salaries also turn up in Orlando and St. Louis (13 percent lower and 10 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Audio/Visual Technician

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 106 votes.
046
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Audio/Visual Technician Salaries




National Average
$40,000


Skills That Affect Audio/Visual Technician Salaries

Audiovisual Tools
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Audio Visual Equipment Use
0%

Systems Troubleshooting
0%

Video Editing
0%

National Average
$40,000



Troubleshooting
up arrow 4%


Audiovisual Hardware
up arrow 9%

Equipment Maintenance
up arrow 10%

Information Technology (IT) Support
up arrow 25%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 106 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 31%
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