Audio/Visual Technician Salary
|Salary||$29,209 - $65,614|
|Bonus||$499.05 - $5,036|
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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).)
|$27,805 - $62,617|
|Hourly Rate||$12.70 - $26.10|
|Overtime||$18.57 - $41.61|
|Bonus||$499.05 - $5,036|
|Total Pay (||$27,805 - $62,617|
Job Description for Audio/Visual Technician
The audio/visual (AV) technician helps provide needed equipment for events and may operate that equipment as well. The technician also helps maintain all gear and keeps specialized equipment organized. Companies and business that host events and conventions (and the technical providers that work with these venues) are the typical employers for AV technicians. Many larger hotels host events and presentations on a daily basis and have an AV technician on staff, and many school districts employ AV technicians as well.Read More...
The technician must have a good understanding of the acoustic and viewing challenges for each space in which AV equipment will be used. They then make recommendations to the client on necessary equipment. The technician performs all equipment setup and ensures that all gear is working properly. Additionally, they handle smaller details such as ensuring electrical cords are organized and taped down as necessary to ensure guest safety. The technician may also be called upon to operate the equipment for the clients during any presentations. Another aspect of the AV technician’s job is the proper maintenance and handling of all AV gear. Additionally, the AV technician is normally required to keep a log of all gear under his or her care, including items that are out for repair.
Frequently, a high school diploma or equivalent is required for this position, as well as experience in the field. AV technicians typically work during regular business hours, but they may need weekend and holiday availability for events as well. The job requires a mix of office and on-location work setting up equipment, and it requires the technician to comfortably lift 50 pounds or more fairly routinely. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
Audio/Visual Technician Tasks
- Transport, set up, and re-pack video, sound and electronic equipment in various locations.
- Research potential equipment purchases.
- Clean, maintain, and update equipment, including software and batteries.
- Troubleshoot and resolve equipment and technical problems.
Common Career Paths for Audio/Visual Technician
While Audio/Visual Technicians do not often become Audio Visual Specialists, the job pays $50K per year on average. As Audio/Visual Technicians progress in their field, many go on to become Audiovisual Supervisors. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and pay for the position is usually $49K per year. Another common career choice for Audio/Visual Technicians is to move into an Audiovisual Equipment Technician role. Typically, Audiovisual Equipment Technicians get paid $38K.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Audio/Visual Technician
Audio/Visual Technicians seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Avi-Spl, Inc, where the average salary comes to $52K.
Bringing up the rear, psav's median pay of $33K is the lowest in town; however, employee salaries widely range, with some making up to $51K.
Popular Skills for Audio/Visual Technician
Audio/Visual Technicians seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Audiovisual Tools, Production Management, Video Editing, and Systems Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Information Technology Support as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Equipment Maintenance and Audiovisual Hardware also typically command lower compensation. Those proficient in Audiovisual Systems are, more often than not, also skilled in Video Editing.
Pay by Experience Level for Audio/Visual Technician
Pay by Experience for an Audio/Visual Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Audio/Visual Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 487 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Audio/Visual Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 289 salaries. An experienced Audio/Visual Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 199 salaries. An Audio/Visual Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 62 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
For Audio/Visual Technicians, heading east means bigger paychecks — those in New York, Boston, and Washington earn more on average than Audio/Visual Technicians in the rest of the country. The lowest-paying market is Orlando, which sits 15 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Miami (14 percent less) and Houston (8 percent less).
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