Broadcast Technician Salary
|Salary||$28,063 - $69,649|
|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).)
|$24,954 - $69,135|
|Hourly Rate||$10.85 - $31.68|
|Overtime||$14.68 - $49.46|
|Total Pay (||$24,954 - $69,135|
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.Read More...
The amount of equipment knowledge needed to become a successful broadcast technician is extensive. A broadcast technician needs to know about everything from satellite equipment to remote transmitters and camera equipment. All of this knowledge can be gained from attaining a bachelor’s or associate’s degree in broadcasting or a related field. A strong background in television or radio production can assist the broadcast technician with performing specialized maintenance, operating television studio equipment, connecting wires and cables, converting audio and video files to different formats, and maintaining digital storage archives.
An important aspect of being a broadcast technician is working on a team of fellow technicians. Broadcast technicians work together to form a schedule for completing all maintenance on the equipment. They must possess excellent communication skills, in order to train and assist junior technicians. A television production set is a large team of individuals, which must cooperate with each other so that every phase of the production process works seamlessly and efficiently. If one piece of the production puzzle is not working, it could affect the entire process.
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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's salary is approximately $31K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $42K on average. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $42K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $68K on average.
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