Engineer, Music Recording Salary
The average salary for an Engineer, Music Recording is $49,263 per year.
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Job Description for Engineer, Music Recording
Music recording engineers are professional audio engineers who operate a variety of sound and video recording equipment within a music studio. They record, mix, and produce music for various purposes, including albums, movies, ads, television programs, and radio broadcasts. They edit and mix the music to make it sound the best that it can, listening to it from a technical and musical perspective. They work with live artists to ensure a superior recording. Music recording engineers usually have a love for music and a respect for its technical aspects. They are intimately familiar with music studio equipment.Read More...
They must be able to think on their feet and satisfy the needs of their clients by utilizing the studio equipment in optimum ways. Great verbal and written communications skills is a plus, as well as the ability to work well on a team. They spend countless hours in the studio, so patience and determination are essential to becoming an effective music recording engineer. Great listening skills and the ability to distinguish pitch, tone, and sound are also required for this position.
Music recording engineering positions usually don't have an education requirement, although training beyond high school is beneficial. They must have a thorough knowledge of current audio recording technology and digital mixing. Working with computers and keeping abreast of the latest trends in the industry are crucial.
Engineer, Music Recording Tasks
- Create, update, maintain, and add to sample and sound libraries.
- Assist in postproduction with improving sound quality or adding sound over video.
- Record, layer, and produce sounds and sound effects for desired impact.
- Spot, arrange, and edit audio into video or other delivery mechanism.
Pay by Experience Level for Engineer, Music Recording
Pay by Experience for an Engineer, Music Recording has a positive trend. An entry-level Engineer, Music Recording with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 45 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Engineer, Music Recording with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 21 salaries. An experienced Engineer, Music Recording which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 14 salaries. An Engineer, Music Recording with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 15 salaries.
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