Broadcast Technician Salary

For Broadcast Technicians, annual average wages total $45K per year. Most Broadcast Technicians like their work and job satisfaction is high. Men account for the majority of Broadcast Technicians who responded to the questionnaire — 88 percent to be exact. Although a fair number have medical coverage and more than half have dental coverage, one in four claim no health benefits at all. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,707 - $85,000
(Median)
$25K
$45K
$85K
MEDIAN: $44,978
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$11.52 - $35.81
(Median)
$12
$20
$36
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$24,707 - $85,000  
   
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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$25,714 - $82,077  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 34
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$11.52 - $35.81  
   
Overtime
$1.36 - $62.85  
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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$25,714 - $82,077  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 28
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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.


People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $32K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $54K. Broadcast Technicians see a median salary of $45K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $77K on average.

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Experience Affects Broadcast Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 83%

Mid-Career
up arrow 28%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$42,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 27%
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