The average salary for a Broadcast Engineer is $59,878.
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Job Description for Broadcast Engineer
Broadcast engineers work in broadcast media — traditionally television and radio — to help ensure these transmissions meet organizational standards at all times. The engineer works to monitor, maintain, and repair anything that can interfere with the transmission signal. Additionally, they help modulate volume and (in the case of visual media) the color palette. The engineer ensures that remote broadcasts — those that take place on location outside the studio, such as with news reporters on scen…Read more
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
Audio Visual Equipment Use
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.
Pay Difference by Location
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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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