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Highest Paying Cities for Sound Engineering Technicians

The top 100 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 $82,470, Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington is the highest paying city for sound engineering technicians. It is followed by Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington (average annual salary $81,230). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of sound engineering technicians in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Sound Engineering Technicians

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$82,470
220
2 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$81,230
230
3 Camden, New Jersey
$80,980
60
4 Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, USA
$73,700
40
5 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$71,240
110
6 New York-Jersey City-White Plains, USA
$69,040
1,630
7 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$68,800
3,400
8 Jacksonville, Florida
$68,440
60
9 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, USA
$67,910
3,680
10 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$67,420
60
11 Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina
$67,150
30
12 Colorado Springs, Colorado
$67,030
n/a
13 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$66,710
1,710
14 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$65,830
100
15 Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, USA
$65,760
280
16 San Rafael, USA
$65,040
40
17 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$63,850
150
18 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$63,710
1,930
19 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$62,860
60
20 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$60,510
530
21 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
$57,740
50
22 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$57,590
3,320
23 Rochester, New York
$56,980
50
24 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$56,790
310
25 Dayton, Ohio
$55,680
n/a
26 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, Louisiana
$55,650
90
27 Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey
$54,990
n/a
28 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$54,990
250
29 Richmond, Virginia
$54,970
60
30 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$54,510
270
31 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$54,210
350
32 Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, Florida
$54,000
40
33 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$53,180
40
34 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$53,040
110
35 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$52,120
220
36 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, South Carolina
$51,820
90
37 Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, USA
$51,700
50
38 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$50,920
170
39 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$50,380
230
40 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$50,170
160
41 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$50,130
360
42 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$50,120
130
43 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$49,830
180
44 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
$49,130
140
45 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, Tennessee
$49,090
300
46 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York
$48,870
70
47 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$48,660
160
48 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$48,500
60
49 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$48,210
220
50 Albuquerque, New Mexico
$47,480
30
51 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$46,840
100
52 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$46,280
180
53 Kansas City, Missouri
$46,040
60
54 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$45,830
80
55 Memphis, Tennessee
$45,480
80
56 Columbia, South Carolina
$45,480
n/a
57 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$45,010
50
58 Spokane, Washington
$44,830
n/a
59 St Louis, Missouri
$43,890
60
60 Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio
$43,460
30
61 Madison, Wisconsin
$43,290
90
62 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$42,860
150
63 Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin
$41,460
30
64 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$41,110
50
65 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$40,940
60
66 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida
$40,510
130
67 Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area, Mississippi
$40,260
50
68 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$40,260
210
69 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
$40,220
50
70 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$39,860
60
71 Asheville, North Carolina
$39,670
40
72 Indianapolis-Carmel, Indiana
$39,310
70
73 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$39,280
120
74 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$39,120
140
75 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$38,440
70
76 Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, South Carolina
$38,420
70
77 Tulsa, Oklahoma
$37,950
n/a
78 Birmingham-Hoover, Alabama
$37,450
40
79 West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Florida
$37,390
40
80 Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, Michigan
$37,380
60
81 Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, Iowa
$37,040
40
82 Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, Arkansas
$36,960
30
83 Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, Maine
$36,870
30
84 Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida
$36,820
30
85 Urban Honolulu, USA
$36,800
30
86 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$36,220
60
87 Tucson, Arizona
$35,980
60
88 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$35,810
50
89 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio
$35,120
50
90 Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
$33,640
80
91 Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky
$33,230
40
92 Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina
$31,320
30
93 San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
$31,140
50
94 Elgin, USA
$29,360
70
95 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$28,960
40
96 Akron, Ohio
$26,690
n/a
97 Columbus, Ohio
$25,430
50
98 Knoxville, Tennessee
$25,060
40
99 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$24,380
30
100 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia
$23,580
100
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