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Highest Paying Industries for Broadcast and Sound Engineering Technicians and Radio Operators

The top 100 highest paying industries for broadcast and sound engineering technicians and radio operators (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 in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $91,290, federal government, including usps is the highest paying industry for broadcast and sound engineering technicians and radio operators. It is followed by federal executive branch (oes designation) industry (average annual salary $91,290). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of broadcast and sound engineering technicians and radio operators in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Industries for Broadcast and Sound Engineering Technicians and Radio Operators

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Federal government, including USPS
$91,290
80
2 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$91,290
80
3 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$72,520
40
4 Utilities
$71,720
40
5 Transportation and Warehousing
$66,870
40
6 Software Publishers
$66,860
210
7 Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$60,730
40
8 Scientific Research and Development Services
$60,270
170
9 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$60,060
130
10 Casino Hotels
$59,700
1,630
11 Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$58,030
760
12 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Local government owned
$55,670
240
13 Telecommunications
$55,470
1,070
14 Photographic Services
$55,070
150
15 Other Telecommunications
$54,410
140
16 Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$54,380
360
17 Legal Services
$53,240
130
18 Traveler Accommodation
$52,950
2,930
19 Accommodation
$52,920
2,930
20 Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$52,420
70
21 Accommodation and Food Services
$50,590
3,550
22 Motion Picture and Video Industries
$49,690
14,100
23 Other Support Services
$49,370
1,490
24 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$48,660
n/a
25 Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$48,000
17,820
26 Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$47,930
750
27 Other Information Services
$46,870
390
28 Credit Intermediation and Related Activities
$46,500
30
29 Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures
$46,240
80
30 Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
$45,850
3,610
31 Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$45,790
780
32 Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$45,740
190
33 Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$45,430
250
34 Manufacturing
$45,300
530
35 Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$45,130
1,340
36 Building Equipment Contractors
$45,090
1,350
37 Finance and Insurance
$44,950
130
38 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$44,920
3,490
39 Repair and Maintenance
$44,790
80
40 Social Advocacy Organizations
$44,700
60
41 Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance
$44,660
80
42 Specialty Trade Contractors
$44,540
1,440
43 Construction
$44,530
1,450
44 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$44,450
450
45 Full-Service Restaurants
$44,310
190
46 Restaurants and Other Eating Places
$44,310
190
47 Insurance Carriers
$44,240
80
48 Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
$44,240
80
49 Office Administrative Services
$43,790
110
50 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$43,650
230
51 Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
$43,370
3,150
52 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$43,330
3,380
53 Federal, State, and Local Government
$43,330
3,380
54 Other Amusement and Recreation Industries
$43,320
50
55 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$43,110
1,320
56 Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$43,110
11,730
57 Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers
$43,050
50
58 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$42,960
3,890
59 Administrative and Support Services
$42,930
3,880
60 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$42,890
5,440
61 Educational Services - Local government owned
$42,840
3,130
62 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$42,690
1,980
63 Cable and Other Subscription Programming
$42,500
3,090
64 Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$42,450
n/a
65 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$42,250
9,890
66 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$42,230
13,760
67 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$42,140
2,660
68 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$42,120
5,540
69 Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media
$42,050
150
70 Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$42,020
150
71 Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$41,760
30
72 Junior colleges - Local government owned
$41,660
1,570
73 Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$41,530
110
74 Consumer Goods Rental
$41,480
1,890
75 Educational Services
$41,400
9,360
76 Educational Services - Privately owned
$41,340
3,210
77 Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$41,270
70
78 State government, including schools and hospitals
$41,170
4,380
79 Wholesale Trade
$41,150
420
80 Educational Support Services
$41,080
70
81 Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$40,970
750
82 Elementary and Secondary Schools
$40,970
1,430
83 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$40,910
350
84 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$40,900
510
85 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$40,900
1,320
86 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$40,760
280
87 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$40,690
2,640
88 Performing Arts Companies
$40,490
3,590
89 Information
$40,370
48,000
90 Educational Services - State government owned
$40,340
3,030
91 Satellite Telecommunications
$40,170
170
92 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$40,150
100
93 Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$40,120
50
94 Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters
$39,940
2,210
95 Business Schools and Computer and Management Training
$39,940
120
96 Sound Recording Industries
$39,850
3,730
97 Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$39,840
1,980
98 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$39,810
460
99 Hospitals - Privately owned
$39,650
470
100 Employment Services
$39,630
1,510