A Sound Engineering Technician earns an average wage of $18.41 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Sound Engineering Technician Total Pay (?
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$18,616 - $103,042
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MEDIAN: $39,325
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Sound Engineering Technician Total Pay (?
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$10.30 - $31.56
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$18,616 - $103,042  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,500  
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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$21,135 - $75,330  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 66
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$10.30 - $31.56  
   
Overtime
$7.86 - $69.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,500  
   
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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$21,135 - $75,330  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 66
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Job Description for Sound Engineering Technician
  • 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.

Experience Affects Sound Engineering Technician Salaries

Mid-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$40,000
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 7 votes.
Gender
Female
3%
female alumni
 
Male
97%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
18%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 49% dental benefits Dental: 36%
vision benefits Vision: 21% employee benefits None: 51%
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