Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Audiovisual Technicians earn an average of $16.06 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. The majority of Audiovisual Technicians claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just under a half. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$31,785 - $66,384
$32K
$45K
$66K
MEDIAN: $44,698
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$11.81 - $22.80
$12
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$31,785 - $66,384  
   
Bonus
$1,750  
Total Pay (?
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$25,935 - $60,851  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 28
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$29$58$87
Hourly Rate
$11.81 - $22.80  
   
Overtime
$18.25 - $85.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,750  
   
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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$25,935 - $60,851  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 35

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Job Description for Audiovisual Technician

An audiovisual technician installs equipment, such as public address systems, speakers, and video presentation hardware. Places like dedicated meeting and exposition halls may have an audiovisual technician on hand to help facilitate the placement and setup of these systems for visiting groups who need their services. Audiovisual (AV) technicians also work for dedicated companies that rent or provide this equipment and these services.

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Audiovisual Technician Tasks

  • Record live presentations by operating microphones, cameras, projectors, and lighting and sound equipment.
  • Repair and troubleshoot equipment.
  • Maintain equipment and monitor quality of recording during event.

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While Audiovisual Technicians do not often become Audiovisual Managers, the job pays $50K per year on average. Many Audiovisual Technicians advance into roles as Audio/Visual Technicians or Audiovisual Specialists, but the median salaries are $2K lower and $1K lower, respectively.

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Key Stats for Audiovisual Technician

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Audiovisual Technician Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Audiovisual Technician Salaries

National Average
$41,000



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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