Broadcast Technician Salary

An average Broadcast Technician in the United States can expect to take home roughly $43K per year. Although a fair number have medical coverage and more than half have dental coverage, slightly less than a third claim no health benefits at all. The vast majority of Broadcast Technicians (89 percent) survey respondents are men. Work is enjoyable for Broadcast Technicians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$24,892 - $81,094

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$11.55 - $35.67

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$24,892 - $81,094  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,271  
Total Pay (?
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$26,065 - $80,921  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 37
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$11.55 - $35.67  
   
Overtime
$1.43 - $62.42  
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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$26,065 - $80,921  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | 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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $33K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $50K on average. For Broadcast Technicians, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $44K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $77K.

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Experience Affects Broadcast Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 83%

Mid-Career
up arrow 20%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$42,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 28%
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