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Highest Paying Industries for Audio and Video Equipment Technicians

The top 100 highest paying industries for audio and video equipment 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 in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $79,940, transportation equipment manufacturing is the highest paying industry for audio and video equipment technicians. It is followed by electric power generation, transmission and distribution industry (average annual salary $72,520). 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 audio and video equipment technicians in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Industries for Audio and Video Equipment Technicians

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$79,940
60
2 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$72,520
40
3 Utilities
$71,720
40
4 Photographic Services
$61,360
120
5 Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$61,200
40
6 Casino Hotels
$59,690
1,580
7 Scientific Research and Development Services
$57,180
140
8 Software Publishers
$56,750
70
9 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$55,270
100
10 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Local government owned
$53,720
110
11 Legal Services
$53,240
130
12 Traveler Accommodation
$52,900
2,870
13 Accommodation
$52,870
2,870
14 Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$50,860
n/a
15 Accommodation and Food Services
$50,690
3,320
16 Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$50,340
200
17 Other Telecommunications
$49,930
60
18 Other Support Services
$49,670
1,470
19 Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$49,560
230
20 Telecommunications
$49,410
300
21 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$49,130
30
22 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$48,340
500
23 Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$46,950
620
24 Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$46,570
180
25 Credit Intermediation and Related Activities
$46,500
30
26 Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$46,290
180
27 Manufacturing
$46,240
380
28 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$46,230
490
29 Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$45,470
120
30 Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
$45,090
3,080
31 Finance and Insurance
$44,950
130
32 Other Information Services
$44,940
190
33 Other Schools and Instruction
$44,900
120
34 Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$44,800
1,290
35 Repair and Maintenance
$44,790
80
36 Building Equipment Contractors
$44,770
1,300
37 Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance
$44,660
80
38 Motion Picture and Video Industries
$44,570
8,670
39 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$44,490
2,310
40 Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$44,340
9,780
41 Social Advocacy Organizations
$44,280
60
42 Insurance Carriers
$44,240
80
43 Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
$44,240
80
44 Specialty Trade Contractors
$44,210
1,380
45 Construction
$44,200
1,400
46 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$44,180
160
47 Full-Service Restaurants
$43,510
n/a
48 Restaurants and Other Eating Places
$43,510
n/a
49 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$43,140
250
50 Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers
$43,050
50
51 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$42,890
3,510
52 Administrative and Support Services
$42,860
3,500
53 Office Administrative Services
$42,780
80
54 Information
$42,680
16,090
55 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$42,640
80
56 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$42,610
1,640
57 Federal, State, and Local Government
$42,610
1,640
58 Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$42,410
110
59 Wholesale Trade
$42,310
390
60 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$41,910
2,220
61 Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media
$41,830
80
62 Sound Recording Industries
$41,770
1,110
63 Consumer Goods Rental
$41,690
1,820
64 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$41,550
4,070
65 Educational Services - Privately owned
$41,550
2,650
66 Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$41,530
110
67 Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$41,310
9,220
68 Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$41,300
370
69 Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$41,270
70
70 State government, including schools and hospitals
$41,120
2,530
71 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$41,080
6,430
72 Educational Support Services
$41,080
70
73 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$41,060
3,900
74 Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$41,010
30
75 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$41,000
1,150
76 Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$40,980
710
77 Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
$40,950
2,520
78 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$40,910
400
79 Television Broadcasting
$40,890
3,630
80 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$40,680
490
81 Educational Services
$40,660
7,120
82 Educational Services - Local government owned
$40,480
2,440
83 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$40,420
10,950
84 Business Support Services
$40,270
410
85 Elementary and Secondary Schools
$40,240
1,250
86 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$40,230
1,740
87 Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$40,120
50
88 Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters
$39,870
1,570
89 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$39,860
1,170
90 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$39,690
460
91 Educational Services - State government owned
$39,690
2,030
92 Hospitals - Privately owned
$39,560
470
93 Health Care and Social Assistance
$39,290
600
94 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$39,270
170
95 Junior colleges - Local government owned
$39,250
1,150
96 Cable and Other Subscription Programming
$39,230
1,120
97 Facilities Support Services
$39,170
70
98 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$39,150
440
99 Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing
$39,140
6,690
100 Food Services and Drinking Places
$38,990
440
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