Broadcast Technician Salary

Median pay for Broadcast Technicians in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $44K annually. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and just under one in three lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by the larger part. Most Broadcast Technicians report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$24,765 - $82,434
(Median)
$25K
$44K
$82K
MEDIAN: $44,218
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$11.63 - $35.42
(Median)
$12
$20
$35
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$24,765 - $82,434  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,271  
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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$26,065 - $80,921  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 35
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$11.63 - $35.42  
   
Overtime
$1.43 - $62.42  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,271  
   
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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$26,065 - $80,921  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 31
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Job Description for Broadcast Technician

In order for a television or radio studio to run smoothly, there needs to be an individual that checks all of the equipment to make sure it runs at top-notch quality. The broadcast technician is that individual. The broadcast technician must have knowledge of a wide variety of television or radio broadcast equipment and software. If anything needs to be repaired, adjusted, or replaced, the broadcast technician gets it done quickly and efficiently.

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Pay by Experience Level for Broadcast Technician

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


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $32K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $54K. For Broadcast Technicians, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $44K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $73K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Broadcast Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 74%

Mid-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

National Average
$42,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 29%
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