Broadcast Technicians aren't exactly in the most profitable line of business; these folks earn a belt-tightening average of $39K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 67 percent of Broadcast Technicians are male. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not claimed by all — close to one-fifth lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and the larger part have dental, too. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$26,891 - $68,314
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$27K
$39K
$68K
MEDIAN: $39,463
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$10.85 - $31.68
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$11
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$32
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$26,891 - $68,314  
   
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$24,967 - $67,743  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 39
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$10.85 - $31.68  
   
Overtime
$14.68 - $49.46  
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$24,967 - $67,743  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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.


Broadcast Technicians generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $42K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $31K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Broadcast Technicians make a median salary of $42K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $69K.

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Experience Affects Broadcast Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 80%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

National Average
$38,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Skills That Affect Broadcast Technician Salaries

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 10%

National Average
$38,000

Audio Visual Equipment Use
up arrow 8%

Video Editing
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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