Audio/Visual Technician Salary

Male Audio/Visual Technicians number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $16.34 per hour in the United States. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geographic location, followed by the company and tenure. The majority of Audio/Visual Technicians claim high levels of job satisfaction. Close to a fourth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and a majority claim dental coverage as well. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$29,809 - $59,769

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$11.70 - $25.18

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$29,809 - $59,769  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,507  
Profit Sharing
$1,008 - $2,543  
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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$26,086 - $57,198  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 262
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.70 - $25.18  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.04 - $2.03  
Overtime
$17.76 - $36.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,507  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,008 - $2,543  
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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$26,086 - $57,198  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 569
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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

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

Common Career Paths for Audio/Visual Technician


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Advancing into an Audiovisual Supervisor role seems to be a popular career move for Audio/Visual Technicians, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $50K per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Audio/Visual Technician


Pay for Audio/Visual Technicians is the lowest at psav, which has a median salary of $31K. In addition, there's little room to grow there, with salaries maxing out at $38K.

Popular Skills for Audio/Visual Technician


Audio/Visual Technicians report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Troubleshooting, Audiovisual Tools, Systems Troubleshooting, and Audiovisual Systems are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Audiovisual Hardware. Most people skilled in Audiovisual Systems are similarly competent in Video Editing.

Pay by Experience Level for Audio/Visual Technician

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


Audio/Visual Technicians with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $35K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $41K. On average, Audio/Visual Technicians make $43K following one to two decades on the job. As Audio/Visual Technicians reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $47K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Audio/Visual Technicians, working in the bustling city of New York has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Audio/Visual Technicians will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+22 percent), Washington (+21 percent), Seattle (+12 percent), and Los Angeles (+10 percent). The lowest-paying market is Orlando, which sits 17 percent below the national average. Workers in Miami and Cleveland earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (17 percent less and 10 percent less, respectively).

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Experience Affects Audio/Visual Technician Salaries




National Average
$38,000


Skills That Affect Audio/Visual Technician Salaries

Troubleshooting
up arrow 13%

Audiovisual Tools
up arrow 8%

Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 3%

Audiovisual Systems
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Video Editing
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Customer Service
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National Average
$38,000

Information Technology (IT) Support
up arrow 1%

Audiovisual Hardware
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 126 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 27%
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