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Engineer, Music Recording Salary (United States)

An Engineer, Music Recording earns an average salary of $40,385 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
Engineer, Music Recording Salary (?
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$22,669 - $93,080
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MEDIAN: $40,385
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Engineer, Music Recording Salary (?
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$9.95 - $49.66
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$22,669 - $93,080  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,940  
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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$21,001 - $96,567  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 53
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$9.95 - $49.66  
   
Overtime
$7.50 - $35.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,940  
   
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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$21,001 - $96,567  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 46
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Job Description for Engineer, Music Recording

  • Record, layer, and produce sounds and sound effects for desired impact.
  • Spot, arrange, and edit audio into video or other delivery mechanism.
  • Create, update, maintain, and add to sample and sound libraries.
  • Assist in postproduction with improving sound quality or adding sound over video.

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Pay by Experience Level for Engineer, Music Recording

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

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$42,000
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Experience Affects Engineer, Music Recording Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 109%
Experienced
up arrow 28%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$42,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
8%
female alumni
 
Male
92%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 33% dental benefits Dental: 26%
vision benefits Vision: 19% employee benefits None: 67%