The average salary for an Engineer, Music Recording is $40,481 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Engineer, Music Recording Total Pay (?
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$20,188 - $97,222
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MEDIAN: $40,481
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Engineer, Music Recording Total Pay (?
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$9.93 - $50.00
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$20,188 - $97,222  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,681  
Total Pay (?
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$20,843 - $103,570  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 128
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$9.93 - $50.00  
   
Overtime
$14.74 - $27.47  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,681  
   
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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$20,843 - $103,570  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 128
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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.
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
Los Angeles
up arrow 7%
New York
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National Average
$42,000
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Experience Affects Engineer, Music Recording Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 99%
Experienced
up arrow 27%
National Average
$42,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
Entry-Level
up arrow 8%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
4%
female alumni
 
Male
96%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
12%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 34% dental benefits Dental: 24%
vision benefits Vision: 16% employee benefits None: 66%
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