Pay for Broadcast Technicians in the United States is very modest at just $40K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. More than half of Broadcast Technicians (68 percent) survey respondents are men. Just under one in four of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and a majority claim dental coverage as well. The majority of Broadcast Technicians claim high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$28,063 - $69,649
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MEDIAN: $40,091
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$10.85 - $31.68
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$28,063 - $69,649  
   
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$24,954 - $69,135  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 37
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$10.85 - $31.68  
   
Overtime
$14.68 - $49.46  
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$24,954 - $69,135  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 27

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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'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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Key Stats for Broadcast Technician

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Broadcast Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 75%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Skills That Affect Broadcast Technician Salaries

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 8%

National Average
$39,000

Audio Visual Equipment Use
up arrow 10%

Video Editing
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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