Engineer, Music Recording Salary

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

$30,636 - $101,611
$31K
$50K
$100K
MEDIAN: $49,610
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$9.64 - $50.77
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$51
MEDIAN: $20.06
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$30,636 - $101,611  
   
Bonus
$1,011  
Total Pay (?
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$21,630 - $104,137  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 42
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$9.64 - $50.77  
   
Overtime
$22.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,011  
   
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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$21,630 - $104,137  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 35

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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.

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Engineer, Music Recording Tasks

  • 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

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.

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
36%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Engineer, Music Recording Salaries

Late-Career
▲73%

Experienced
▲26%

National Average
$48,000

Entry-Level
▼14%

Mid-Career
▼16%

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
36%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 45%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
vision benefits
Vision: 33%
no benefits
None: 55%
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