The average salary for a Mid-Career Broadcast Engineer is $58,750.
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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.
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Popular Skills for Broadcast Engineer
Audio Visual Equipment Use
Skills in Systems Troubleshooting, Audio Visual Equipment Use and Broadcast Programming are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include 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 $44,219 based on 11 salaries. An early career Broadcast Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $48,522 based on 111 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.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Broadcast Engineer in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 30.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (27.7% more) and Denver, Colorado (27.7% more).
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