Engineer, Music Recording Salary (United States)

An Engineer, Music Recording earns an average salary of $39,756 per year. Experience strongly influences 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 Total Pay (?
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$20,018 - $81,094
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $39,756
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Engineer, Music Recording Total Pay (?
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$9.87 - $43.63
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$20,018 - $81,094  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,192  
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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$20,483 - $86,049  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 116
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$9.87 - $43.63  
   
Overtime
$14.58 - $20.56  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,192  
   
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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$20,483 - $86,049  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 116
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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

New York
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Los Angeles
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National Average
$41,000
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Experience Affects Engineer, Music Recording Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 97%
Experienced
up arrow 35%
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
National Average
$41,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
8%
female alumni
 
Male
92%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 31% dental benefits Dental: 24%
vision benefits Vision: 16% employee benefits None: 69%
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