Sound Engineering Technician Salary (United States)

A Sound Engineering Technician earns an average wage of $18.23 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
Sound Engineering Technician Total Pay (?
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$23,489 - $102,129
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $39,548
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Sound Engineering Technician Total Pay (?
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$10.76 - $29.80
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$23,489 - $102,129  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,546  
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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$23,493 - $68,604  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 62
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$10.76 - $29.80  
   
Overtime
$7.94 - $88.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,546  
   
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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$23,493 - $68,604  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 62
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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.

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Experience Affects Sound Engineering Technician Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 5%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$40,000
Entry-Level
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Gender
Female
3%
female alumni
 
Male
97%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
15%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 47% dental benefits Dental: 34%
vision benefits Vision: 15% employee benefits None: 53%
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