Broadcast Technician Salary

Broadcast Technicians in the United States may have to scrimp and save; the median compensation is $40K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not claimed by all — nearly one in four lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and the greater part have dental, too. Most Broadcast Technicians like their work and job satisfaction is high. Making up 74 percent of those who took the survey, male Broadcast Technicians greatly outnumber their female counterparts. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$27,651 - $68,314
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$40K
$68K
MEDIAN: $40,089
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$10.17 - $29.38
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$27,651 - $68,314  
   
Total Pay (?
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$24,712 - $66,197  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 39
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$10.17 - $29.38  
   
Overtime
$14.79 - $47.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Total Pay (?
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$24,712 - $66,197  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 29

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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

Pay by Experience for a Broadcast Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Broadcast Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 29 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Broadcast Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 24 salaries. An experienced Broadcast Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 22 salaries. A Broadcast Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 6 salaries.

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Key Stats for Broadcast Technician

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Broadcast Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲62%

Mid-Career
▲9%

Experienced
▲7%

National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
▼19%

Skills That Affect Broadcast Technician Salaries

Electronic Troubleshooting
▲7%

National Average
$39,000

Systems Troubleshooting
▼2%

Audio Visual Equipment Use
▼10%

Video Editing
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 27%
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