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Highest Paying Cities for Sound Engineering Technicians

The top 76 highest paying cities for sound engineering technicians (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of sound engineering technicians in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $76,360, Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington is the highest paying city for sound engineering technicians. It is followed by Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington (average annual salary $76,140). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of sound engineering technicians in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 76 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Sound Engineering Technicians

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$76,360
290
2 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$76,140
300
3 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$71,280
110
4 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$69,530
2,110
5 Jacksonville, Florida
$68,440
60
6 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$67,420
60
7 Colorado Springs, Colorado
$67,030
n/a
8 Kansas City, Missouri
$66,470
40
9 St Louis, Missouri
$64,690
100
10 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$64,600
510
11 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$63,710
1,930
12 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$62,900
340
13 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$60,250
3,690
14 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$59,610
210
15 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$59,380
110
16 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$57,890
260
17 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
$57,740
50
18 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$57,590
3,320
19 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$56,570
120
20 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, Louisiana
$55,650
130
21 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$54,990
250
22 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$54,990
150
23 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$54,810
210
24 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$54,110
130
25 Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, Florida
$54,000
40
26 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$53,180
80
27 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$50,200
160
28 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$50,130
240
29 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$50,080
220
30 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$48,660
160
31 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$48,500
60
32 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$48,460
50
33 Rochester, New York
$48,190
50
34 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$47,910
60
35 Albuquerque, New Mexico
$47,480
30
36 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$47,140
220
37 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$46,280
140
38 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, Tennessee
$46,160
380
39 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
$45,900
140
40 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$45,830
80
41 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$45,430
180
42 Camden, New Jersey
$45,240
60
43 Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio
$43,460
30
44 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$43,000
270
45 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$42,060
60
46 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$41,490
130
47 Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin
$41,460
30
48 Indianapolis-Carmel, Indiana
$39,900
60
49 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$39,500
50
50 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$39,470
70
51 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, South Carolina
$38,640
80
52 Richmond, Virginia
$38,600
110
53 Birmingham-Hoover, Alabama
$37,450
40
54 Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, Michigan
$37,380
60
55 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$37,330
70
56 Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, Arkansas
$36,960
30
57 Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida
$36,820
30
58 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$36,470
140
59 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$36,220
60
60 Tucson, Arizona
$35,980
60
61 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$35,930
230
62 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida
$35,140
140
63 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$33,740
470
64 Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
$33,640
80
65 Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky
$33,230
40
66 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$31,900
80
67 Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina
$31,320
30
68 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio
$29,300
40
69 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$28,780
40
70 Akron, Ohio
$26,690
n/a
71 San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
$26,170
30
72 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$24,380
30
73 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia
$23,580
100
74 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York
$23,290
50
75 Greensboro-High Point, North Carolina
$18,580
40
76 Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana
$17,920
n/a
See also: Highest paying industries for sound engineering technicians.