Sound Mixer Salary
A Sound Mixer earns an average salary of $59,413 per year.
|Salary||$24,000 - $128,158|
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|$22,400 - $145,600|
|Hourly Rate||$10.03 - $74.75|
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Job Description for Sound Mixer
Sound mixers are responsible for recording and managing sound for theatrical productions, films, and television shows. They will record the dialogue and sound effects for the production. They have major responsibilities both before and during production. After production, the sound files will generally be sent to someone else. Before filming, they will meet with directors to determine how they want it to sound, what the technical requirements are, and what the budget is like.Read More...
They will also meet with many other departments to decide where the microphones will be placed. They will go to all filming locations to determine if there will be any sound problems. During filming, sound mixers will determine which microphones need to be used. They must notify the director of any issues that they are having with the sound and ask for another take if necessary. They must make sure that the sound is absolutely perfect, so they must watch for distortion due to high levels, keep the levels consistent, and provide a soundtrack with perfect audio. Sound mixers are usually over a crew that has at least one boom operator and one cable person. They must make sure that there are no boom shadows present in the filming area.
Sound mixers usually do not have any educational requirements, but they generally do have some type of sound training. They will have worked in some capacity in the film or sound industry before becoming a mixer. They must be well-versed in acoustics and sound equipment.
Sound Mixer Tasks
- Compose, record, mix, and implement music and sound effects.
- Use professional audio editing tools to record, edit, synchronize, and master audio.
Pay by Experience Level for Sound Mixer
Pay by Experience for a Sound Mixer has a positive trend. An entry-level Sound Mixer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 14 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Sound Mixer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 9 salaries. An experienced Sound Mixer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 8 salaries. A Sound Mixer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $125,000 based on 11 salaries.
Key Stats for Sound Mixer
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