Average Broadcast Engineer Salary

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The average salary for a Broadcast Engineer is $59,878.
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$39k - $97k
$489 - $11k
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$37k - $98k

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Job Description for Broadcast Engineer

Broadcast Engineer Tasks
  • Install, maintain, modify and repair multimedia hardware, software and other broadcast technology systems.
  • Set up and operate links for outside broadcasts.
  • Investigate new techniques and equipment.
  • Analyze and rectify technical faults.
  • Perform routing and monitoring multiple A/V feeds to and from company facilities.

Popular Employer Salaries for Broadcast Engineer

The top respondents for the job title Broadcast Engineer are from the companies Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc, iHeartMedia, Inc and iHeartMedia, Inc. Reported salaries are highest at Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc where the average pay is $59,952. iHeartMedia, Inc pays the lowest at around $30,252.

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Popular Skills for Broadcast Engineer

Skills in Systems Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Broadcast Programming, Audio Visual Equipment Use, Information Technology (IT) Support and Electronic Troubleshooting.

Pay by Experience Level for Broadcast Engineer

An entry-level Broadcast Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $45,604 based on 41 salaries. An early career Broadcast Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $48,798 based on 139 salaries. A mid-career Broadcast Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $59,099 based on 128 salaries. An experienced Broadcast Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $66,299 based on 148 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $71,444.
Employees with Broadcast Engineer in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 42.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (37.7% more) and New York, New York (34.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (37.4% less).

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