Broadcast Engineer Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Broadcast Engineer is $57,890 per year.
Broadcast Engineer Total Pay (?
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$34,175 - $95,772
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $57,890
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Broadcast Engineer Total Pay (?
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$14.00 - $38.52
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$34,175 - $95,772  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,179  
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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$32,073 - $92,960  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 214
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$24$48$72
Hourly Rate
$14.00 - $38.52  
   
Overtime
$21.88 - $69.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,179  
   
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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$32,073 - $92,960  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 214
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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
  • Analyze and rectify technical faults.
  • Perform routing and monitoring multiple A/V feeds to and from company facilities.
  • Investigate new techniques and equipment.
  • Install, maintain, modify and repair multimedia hardware, software and other broadcast technology systems.
  • Set up and operate links for outside broadcasts.

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Pay by Experience Level for Broadcast Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Los Angeles
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Atlanta
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National Average
$56,000
Boston
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Experience Affects Broadcast Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%
Experienced
up arrow 17%
National Average
$56,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 6%
Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Skills That Affect Broadcast Engineer Salaries

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 9%
National Average
$56,000
Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 2%
Information Technology (IT) Support
up arrow 11%
Video Editing
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
3%
female alumni
 
Male
97%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 15%
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