Broadcast Engineer Salary

Broadcast Engineers in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent a little over a half of Broadcast Engineers. Salaries average out to around $59K per year and spread from $38K to $93K per year. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. For the most part, Broadcast Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$38,077 - $91,270
$38K
$59K
$91K
MEDIAN: $59,359
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$17.35 - $42.25
$17
$26
$42
MEDIAN: $26.12
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$38,077 - $91,270  
   
Bonus
$976 - $7,122  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$37,595 - $93,239  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 230
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.35 - $42.25  
   
Overtime
$23.96 - $74.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$976 - $7,122  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$37,595 - $93,239  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 69

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Job Description for Broadcast Engineer

Broadcast engineers work in broadcast media — traditionally television and radio — to help ensure these transmissions meet organizational standards at all times. The engineer works to monitor, maintain, and repair anything that can interfere with the transmission signal. Additionally, they help modulate volume and (in the case of visual media) the color palette. The engineer ensures that remote broadcasts — those that take place on location outside the studio, such as with news reporters on scene — are also received and broadcast seamlessly over the airwaves.

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Broadcast Engineer Tasks

  • Install, maintain, modify and repair multimedia hardware, software and other broadcast technology systems.
  • Set up and operate links for outside broadcasts.
  • Investigate new techniques and equipment.
  • Analyze and rectify technical faults.
  • Perform routing and monitoring multiple A/V feeds to and from company facilities.

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Pay by Experience Level for Broadcast Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Broadcast Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Broadcast Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 98 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Broadcast Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 88 salaries. An experienced Broadcast Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 88 salaries. A Broadcast Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 74 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $59,135

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Broadcast Engineers in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 35 percent above the national average. Broadcast Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+34 percent), Los Angeles (+33 percent), New York (+25 percent), and Dallas (+11 percent). Broadcast Engineers in Jefferson City make 37 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Workers in Sacramento and Boston earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (33 percent less and 32 percent less, respectively).

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Key Stats for Broadcast Engineer

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
26%
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Experience Affects Broadcast Engineer Salaries

▲12%

▲11%

▼0%

National Average
$59,000

▼18%

Skills That Affect Broadcast Engineer Salaries

Audio Visual Equipment Use
▲37%

Systems Troubleshooting
▲31%

Network Management / Administration
▲7%

National Average
$59,000



Satellite, Microwave Technology
▼5%

Video Editing
▼41%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 12%
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