Average Early-Career Broadcast Engineer Salary

$48,522
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,928
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The average salary for an Early-Career Broadcast Engineer is $48,522.
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$33k
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$49k
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$77k
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MEDIAN $48,522
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Salary
$33k - $77k
Bonus
$485 - $11k
Total Pay
$30k - $76k

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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.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Broadcast Engineer. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Broadcast Engineer
Chief Engineer
Assistant Chief Engineer
Broadcast Technician
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Broadcast Engineer

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

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 $44,219 based on 11 salaries. A mid-career Broadcast Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $58,750 based on 103 salaries. An experienced Broadcast Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $66,991 based on 115 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 New York, New York earn an average of 39.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (23.7% more) and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (13.4% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 375 survey responses.
Entry Level
2.9%
Mid Career
27.5%
Experienced
30.7%
Late Career
38.9%