Audio/Visual Technician Salary

Men make up the majority of Audio/Visual Technicians in the United States, bringing in about $17.32 per hour. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the particular firm, followed by the particular city and years of experience. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Approximately one in three of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a majority report medical coverage and a little over a half claim dental coverage as well. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$28,874 - $67,297
$29K
$44K
$67K
MEDIAN: $43,973
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$12.68 - $26.28
$13
$17
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MEDIAN: $17.32
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$0$67K
Salary $28,874 - $67,297
Bonus $504 - $5,575
Profit Sharing $1,000
Commission $2,534
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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$27,846 - $62,874
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 232
Hourly Data $0$43
Hourly Rate $12.68 - $26.28
Hourly Tips $1.13
Overtime $18.62 - $43.55
Annual Data $0$62K
Bonus $504 - $5,575
Commission $2,534
Profit Sharing $1,000
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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$27,846 - $62,874
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 619

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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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Audio/Visual Technicians do not often transition into Audio Visual Specialist roles. The role averages $50K per year. With an annual salary of $49K, Audiovisual Supervisor is the most common role for Audio/Visual Technicians to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into an Audiovisual Equipment Technician role — which usually pays $38K — is also typical for Audio/Visual Technicians, though less common by comparison.

Audio/Visual Technician Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Audio/Visual Technician


Avi-Spl, Inc attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $52K.

Offering only $33K on average, psav seems to pay the least. Moreover, the pay scale seems pretty narrow there; employees make $25K on the lower end and $51K on the higher end.

Popular Skills for Audio/Visual Technician


Audio/Visual Technicians seem to wield many skills on the job. 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. Those educated in Audiovisual Systems tend to be well versed in Video Editing.

Pay by Experience Level for Audio/Visual Technician

Pay by Experience for an Audio/Visual Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Audio/Visual Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 487 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Audio/Visual Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 289 salaries. An experienced Audio/Visual Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 199 salaries. An Audio/Visual Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 62 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,088

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

Audio/Visual Technicians in search of higher pay head east. New York, Boston, and Washington all offer salaries above the national rate. The lowest-paying market is Orlando, which sits 15 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Miami and Houston (14 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively).

Audio/Visual Technician Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Audio/Visual Technician?

Audio/Visual Technician in Seattle:
Pros: Independent working environment.
Cons: Inconsistent work schedule with last minute schedules.

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Key Stats for Audio/Visual Technician

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 136 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Audio/Visual Technician Salaries

▲25%

▲20%

▲6%

National Average
$40,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Audio/Visual Technician Salaries

Audiovisual Tools
▲5%



National Average
$40,000

Audio Visual Equipment Use
▼1%

Systems Troubleshooting
▼1%




Troubleshooting
▼6%

Audiovisual Hardware
▼10%

Equipment Maintenance
▼11%

Information Technology (IT) Support
▼25%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 136 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 32%
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