A sizeable majority of Audiovisual Technicians in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $15.62 per hour. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A strong majority enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little less than half. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,785 - $65,436
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$32K
$44K
$65K
MEDIAN: $44,042
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$11.63 - $22.38
(Median)
$12
$16
$22
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$31,785 - $65,436  
   
Bonus
$1,750  
Total Pay (?
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$25,085 - $58,073  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 28
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$29$58$87
Hourly Rate
$11.63 - $22.38  
   
Overtime
$18.31 - $85.00  
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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$25,085 - $58,073  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 39
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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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There are some Audiovisual Technicians — though it's uncommon — that transition into Audiovisual Managers, where earnings are an average $50K annually. It is more probable, however, that Audiovisual Technicians become Audio/Visual Technicians or Audiovisual Specialists.

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Experience Affects Audiovisual Technician Salaries

Mid-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Audiovisual Technician Salaries

National Average
$41,000

Audio Visual Equipment Use
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Audiovisual Systems
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Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
medical benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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