A Sound Engineering Technician earns an average wage of $14.74 per hour.

$25,681 - $54,500
$26K
$35K
$54K
MEDIAN: $35,000
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90%

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$9.83 - $25.83
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$26
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$25,681 - $54,500  
   
Bonus
$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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$20,856 - $53,215  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 14
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.83 - $25.83  
   
Overtime
$23.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$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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$20,856 - $53,215  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 27

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Job Description for Sound Engineering Technician

A sound engineering technician mixes, creates, and plays music and other sounds, usually at live events. Some jobs will require the sound engineering technician to work on a team of other technicians or with live performers, such as bands, dancers, and singers. The technician may also have to coordinate with visual effects. Some sound engineering technicians will work in movie and television production, and they will help improve the sound aspect of these types of entertainment.

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Sound Engineering Technician 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Sound Engineering Technician

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

Key Stats for Sound Engineering Technician

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Sound Engineering Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 43%

Mid-Career
up arrow 19%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$32,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 27%
dental benefits
Dental: 27%
vision benefits
Vision: 18%
dental benefits
None: 68%
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