Broadcast Technician Salary

Broadcast Technicians in the United States may have to scrimp and save; the median compensation is $40K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Broadcast Technicians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most Broadcast Technicians survey respondents are men (73 percent). Nearly one in four of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and more than half claim dental coverage as well. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$28,115 - $75,575
$28K
$47K
$76K
MEDIAN: $47,000
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$10.30 - $32.32
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MEDIAN: $15.68
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$0$75K
Salary $28,115 - $75,575
Bonus $5,000
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$25,062 - $74,109
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 36
Hourly Data $0$75
Hourly Rate $10.30 - $32.32
Overtime $14.79 - $75.77
Annual Data $0$74K
Bonus $5,000
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$25,062 - $74,109
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 31

Job Description for Broadcast Technician

In order for a television or radio studio to run smoothly, there needs to be an individual that checks all of the equipment to make sure it runs at top-notch quality. The broadcast technician is that individual. The broadcast technician must have knowledge of a wide variety of television or radio broadcast equipment and software. If anything needs to be repaired, adjusted, or replaced, the broadcast technician gets it done quickly and efficiently.

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Broadcast Technician Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Broadcast Technician

Pay by Experience for a Broadcast Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Broadcast Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 29 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Broadcast Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 24 salaries. An experienced Broadcast Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 22 salaries. A Broadcast Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 6 salaries.

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Key Stats for Broadcast Technician

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
18%

Experience Affects Broadcast Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲58%

Mid-Career
▲6%

Experienced
▲4%

National Average
$40,000

Entry-Level
▼21%

Skills That Affect Broadcast Technician Salaries

Electronic Troubleshooting
▲5%

National Average
$40,000

Systems Troubleshooting
▼4%

Audio Visual Equipment Use
▼13%

Video Editing
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 27%