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Average Audio Engineer Hourly Pay

$21.52
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$2,250
Bonus
$7,500
Commission
$3,500
Profit Sharing
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The average hourly pay for an Audio Engineer is $21.52.
10%
$13.14
MEDIAN
$21.52
90%
$45.16
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Hourly Rate
$13 - $45
Bonus
$245 - $15,101
Profit Sharing
$10 - $24,468
Commission
$3,025 - $14,874
Total Pay
$29,416 - $95,169
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What Do Audio Engineers Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Audio Engineer

3.8 out of 5
(141)
Highly Satisfied
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What Are Popular Skills for Audio Engineers?

Skills in Pro/Engineer and Editing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Equipment Maintenance, Systems Troubleshooting and Audio Visual Equipment Use.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Audio Engineers?

An entry-level Audio Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $16.48 based on 13 salaries. An early career Audio Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.31 based on 302 salaries. A mid-career Audio Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $23.73 based on 244 salaries. An experienced Audio Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $25.48 based on 257 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $30.
Employees with Audio Engineer in their job title in Miami, Florida earn an average of 48.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (37.0% more) and Washington, District of Columbia (30.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Nashville, Tennessee (5.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 983 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.3%
Early Career
30.7%
Mid Career
24.8%
Experienced
26.1%
Late Career
17.0%