Audio/Visual Technician Salary
|Salary||$29,404 - $64,899|
|Bonus||$496.36 - $5,918|
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|$27,731 - $62,833|
|Hourly Rate||$12.54 - $26.22|
|Overtime||$18.64 - $40.15|
|Bonus||$496.36 - $5,918|
|Total Pay (||$27,731 - $62,833|
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.Read More...
The technician must have a good understanding of the acoustic and viewing challenges for each space in which AV equipment will be used. They then make recommendations to the client on necessary equipment. The technician performs all equipment setup and ensures that all gear is working properly. Additionally, they handle smaller details such as ensuring electrical cords are organized and taped down as necessary to ensure guest safety. The technician may also be called upon to operate the equipment for the clients during any presentations. Another aspect of the AV technician’s job is the proper maintenance and handling of all AV gear. Additionally, the AV technician is normally required to keep a log of all gear under his or her care, including items that are out for repair.
Frequently, a high school diploma or equivalent is required for this position, as well as experience in the field. AV technicians typically work during regular business hours, but they may need weekend and holiday availability for events as well. The job requires a mix of office and on-location work setting up equipment, and it requires the technician to comfortably lift 50 pounds or more fairly routinely.
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
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 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
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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