An Audio Engineer earns an average wage of AU$28.82 per hour. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down significantly for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.

AU$39,139 - AU$87,711
AU$39K
AU$51K
AU$88K
MEDIAN: AU$51,122
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50%
90%
AU$19.83 - AU$50.00
AU$20
AU$29
AU$50
MEDIAN: AU$29.01
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$95K
Salary AU$39,139 - AU$87,711
Bonus AU$5,000
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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AU$40,707 - AU$95,651
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 28
Hourly Data AU$0AU$58
Hourly Rate AU$19.83 - AU$50.00
Overtime AU$50.15
Annual Data AU$0AU$95K
Bonus AU$5,000
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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AU$40,707 - AU$95,651
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 49

Job Description for Audio Engineer

An audio engineer uses analog and/or digital sound equipment to record, master, mix, synchronize, replicate, and create audio files. This individual may be employed in various entertainment industries, including the movie, music, television, theater, and video game industries. The day-to-day responsibilities of an audio engineer include the creation, recording, mixing and mastering of music, ambient sounds, and audio effects. Additionally, the audio engineer is responsible for working to optimize, quantize, and compress the audio they develop to deliver the best possible sound quality while minimizing the size of necessary sound files. The audio engineer also works with other engineers to develop and design rich sound environments used in their specific media type.

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Audio Engineer 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.

Audio Engineer Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Audio Engineer

Pay by Experience for an Audio Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Audio Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$51,000 based on 33 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Audio Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$61,000 based on 35 salaries. An experienced Audio Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$78,000 based on 20 salaries. An Audio Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$61,000 based on 12 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$57,173

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Key Stats for Audio Engineer

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
16%

Experience Affects Audio Engineer Salaries

▲36%

▲7%

▲6%

National Average
AU$57,000

▼10%

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 7%
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 93%