Audiovisual Technician Salary

Men account for the majority of Audiovisual Technicians in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $15.56 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $10.73 per hour and $25.22. Although somewhere between a fifth and a fourth lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and more than half get dental coverage, too. For the most part, Audiovisual Technicians enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$34,347 - $55,185
(Median)
$34K
$44K
$55K
MEDIAN: $44,384
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$10.73 - $25.22
(Median)
$11
$16
$25
MEDIAN: $15.00
10%
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$34,347 - $55,185  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,013  
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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$25,099 - $53,969  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 39
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.73 - $25.22  
   
Overtime
$17.10 - $40.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,013  
   
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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$25,099 - $53,969  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 70
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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

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

Common Career Paths for Audiovisual Technician


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Audiovisual Technicians do not often transition into Audiovisual Manager roles. The role averages $50K per year. Moving from an Audiovisual Technician to Audio/Visual Technician or Audiovisual Specialist is a more common career path, however.

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Experience Affects Audiovisual Technician Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$40,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
medical benefits
Vision: 32%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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