Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a Sound Engineer is $19.59
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Sound Engineers?
An entry-level Sound Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $14.83 based on 28 salaries. An early career Sound Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.28 based on 78 salaries. A mid-career …Read more
What Do Sound Engineers Do?
Sound engineers - also called sound technicians, audio engineers, broadcast engineers, and recording engineers - oversees recording and production of sound files. They work in a variety of venues, such as concert halls, stadiums, and theaters. Sound engineers may also be found in recording studios, where they may work on production or post-production for music and movies. The sound engineer often directs a team, and they have to ensure the team works together for the best possible production. …Read more
- Create, update, maintain, and add to sample and sound libraries.
- Assist in postproduction with improving sound quality or adding sound over video.
- Record, layer, and produce sounds and sound effects for desired impact.
- Spot, arrange, and edit audio into video or other delivery mechanism.