Broadcast Technician Salary

The average Broadcast Technician in the United States earns approximately $41K annually. There are far more male Broadcast Technicians survey respondents than women, making up 83 percent. Most Broadcast Technicians report high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — just under one in three — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and more than half have dental insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$27,181 - $79,463
(Median)
$27K
$41K
$79K
MEDIAN: $40,831
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$11.24 - $35.06
(Median)
$11
$20
$35
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$27,181 - $79,463  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,860  
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
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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$25,623 - $78,483  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 40
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$11.24 - $35.06  
   
Overtime
$15.04 - $61.58  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,860  
   
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
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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$25,623 - $78,483  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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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.


The average inexperienced worker earns $31K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $45K. For Broadcast Technicians, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $43K. Broadcast Technicians who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $80K.

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Experience Affects Broadcast Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 94%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 26%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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