Sound Engineering Technician Salary

A Sound Engineering Technician earns an average wage of $17.56 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

$20,608 - $113,441
(Median)
$21K
$43K
$110K
MEDIAN: $43,000
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$10.21 - $30.81
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$10
$18
$31
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$20,608 - $113,441  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,787  
Total Pay (?
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$21,433 - $99,519  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 23
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$10.21 - $30.81  
   
Hourly Tips
$4.76  
Overtime
$7.40 - $88.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,787  
   
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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$21,433 - $99,519  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 38
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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

  • 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
up arrow 3%

National Average
$40,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 44%
dental benefits
Dental: 37%
medical benefits
Vision: 17%
dental benefits
None: 54%
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