Engineer, Music Recording Salary

The average salary for an Engineer, Music Recording is $49,263 per year.

$30,636 - $100,671
$31K
$49K
$100K
MEDIAN: $49,263
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$9.21 - $50.68
$9
$20
$51
MEDIAN: $19.81
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$30,636 - $100,671  
   
Bonus
$1,024  
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).
)
$21,721 - $103,980  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 42
© PayScale, Inc. @ www.payscale.com
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$9.21 - $50.68  
   
Overtime
$18.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,024  
   
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).
)
$21,721 - $103,980  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 36
© PayScale, Inc. @ www.payscale.com

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Employers: Start Here »

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...

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.

Audio Engineer Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Pay by Experience Level for Engineer, Music Recording

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

Key Stats for Engineer, Music Recording

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
19%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
United States (change)

Experience Affects Engineer, Music Recording Salaries

Late-Career
▲80%

Experienced
▲31%

National Average
$46,000

Entry-Level
▼10%

Mid-Career
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 44%
dental benefits
Dental: 34%
vision benefits
Vision: 34%
dental benefits
None: 56%
ADVERTISEMENT