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Average Sound Engineer Salary in United Kingdom

£24,886
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£2,023
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The average salary for a Sound Engineer in United Kingdom is £24,886.
10%
£18k
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£25k
90%
£36k
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What Do Sound Engineers Do?

Sound 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.

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What Are Popular Skills for Sound Engineers?

Skills that pay less than market rate include Systems Troubleshooting, Technical Services, Editing, Audio Visual Equipment Use and Pro/Engineer.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Sound Engineers?

An early career Sound Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of £20,451 based on 62 salaries. A mid-career Sound Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £24,167 based on 41 salaries. An experienced Sound Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £30,410 based on 33 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £29,661.
Employees with Sound Engineer in their job title in Bristol, England: Bristol earn an average of 18.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in London, England: London (4.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Manchester, England: Manchester (19.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 154 survey responses.
Early Career
40.3%
Mid Career
26.6%
Experienced
21.4%
Late Career
11.7%