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Audio/Visual Technician Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Audio/Visual Technicians earn an average of $16.17 per hour. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. While some workers in this profession — about one in four — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and the greater part have dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
$29,337 - $60,688
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MEDIAN: $41,035
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$11.45 - $24.87
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,337 - $60,688  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,061  
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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$25,560 - $55,972  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 193
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.45 - $24.87  
   
Overtime
$17.39 - $36.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,061  
   
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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$25,560 - $55,972  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 420
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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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Audio/Visual Technicians often transition into upper level Audiovisual Supervisor positions, where pay tends to be much higher. On average, Audiovisual Supervisors earn $49K per year.

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Popular Skills for Audio/Visual Technician


Audio/Visual Technicians report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Audiovisual Tools, Video Editing, Audiovisual Systems, and Systems Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 13 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Audiovisual Hardware. Those educated in Audiovisual Systems tend to be well versed in 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, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. 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 $40K. Audio/Visual Technicians see a median salary of $44K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $47K.

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Experience Affects Audio/Visual Technician Salaries




National Average
$38,000


Skills That Affect Audio/Visual Technician Salaries

Audiovisual Tools
up arrow 13%


Audiovisual Systems
up arrow 4%

Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 2%

Customer Service
up arrow 2%

Information Technology (IT) Support
0%

National Average
$38,000

Audiovisual Hardware
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 115 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 27%