The average salary for an Experienced Broadcast Engineer is $65,303.
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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 Electronic Troubleshooting, 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 and Information Technology (IT) Support.
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 $46,704 based on 10 salaries. An early career Broadcast Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,019 based on 109 salaries. A mid-career Broadcast Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $58,520 based on 103 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $70,767.
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Employees with Broadcast Engineer in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 51.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (48.5% more) and Baltimore, Maryland (27.1% more).
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