Audio/Visual Technician Salary

Audio/Visual Technicians in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $17.35 per hour. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the particular firm, but geography and experience level are influential factors as well. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Although one in three lack health benefits of any kind, more than half do enjoy medical insurance, and just over a half get dental coverage, too. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$29,209 - $65,614
$29K
$44K
$66K
MEDIAN: $43,737
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$12.70 - $26.10
$13
$17
$26
MEDIAN: $17.41
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$0$65K
Salary $29,209 - $65,614
Bonus $499.05 - $5,036
Profit Sharing $1,000
Commission $2,534
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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$27,805 - $62,617
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 238
Hourly Data $0$41
Hourly Rate $12.70 - $26.10
Hourly Tips $0.75
Overtime $18.57 - $41.61
Annual Data $0$62K
Bonus $499.05 - $5,036
Commission $2,534
Profit Sharing $1,000
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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$27,805 - $62,617
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 605

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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.

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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


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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.

Audio/Visual Technician Job Listings

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

National Average: $40,346

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

Audio/Visual Technician Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Audio/Visual Technician?

Audio/Visual Technician in Seattle:
Pros: Independent working environment.
Cons: Inconsistent work schedule with last minute schedules.

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Key Stats for Audio/Visual Technician

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 150 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Audio/Visual Technician Salaries

▲24%

▲19%

▲5%

National Average
$40,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Audio/Visual Technician Salaries

Audiovisual Tools
▲5%



National Average
$40,000

Audio Visual Equipment Use
▼1%

Systems Troubleshooting
▼1%




Troubleshooting
▼7%

Audiovisual Hardware
▼11%

Equipment Maintenance
▼12%

Information Technology (IT) Support
▼26%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 150 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 32%
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