Audiovisual Technician Salary

Audiovisual Technicians in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $16.01 per hour. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. While just under a fourth report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and a majority have dental, as well. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$31,562 - $66,657
$32K
$45K
$67K
MEDIAN: $44,621
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$11.79 - $25.68
$12
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MEDIAN: $16.01
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$31,562 - $66,657  
   
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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$25,719 - $62,637  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 27
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$29$58$87
Hourly Rate
$11.79 - $25.68  
   
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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$25,719 - $62,637  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 34

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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.

Common Career Paths for Audiovisual Technician


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While not commonly seen, Audiovisual Technicians who transition into an Audiovisual Manager position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Audiovisual Managers is $50K per year. Audiovisual Technicians most frequently become Audio/Visual Technicians and Audiovisual Specialists even though median compensation is $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
2%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Audiovisual Technician Salaries

▲2%

▲1%

National Average
$41,000

▼3%

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
2%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
no benefits
None: 22%