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Highest Paying Industries for Sound Engineering Technicians

The top 64 highest paying industries 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 in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $75,310, publishing industries (except internet) is the highest paying industry for sound engineering technicians. It is followed by software publishers industry (average annual salary $75,050). 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 sound engineering technicians in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 64 Highest Paying Industries for Sound Engineering Technicians

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$75,310
130
2 Software Publishers
$75,050
130
3 Spectator Sports
$69,780
160
4 Motion Picture and Video Industries
$64,510
4,210
5 Amusement Parks and Arcades
$62,160
n/a
6 Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
$60,050
n/a
7 Casino Hotels
$59,750
50
8 Other Information Services
$59,750
140
9 Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$57,140
170
10 Traveler Accommodation
$56,950
60
11 Accommodation
$56,950
60
12 Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$56,880
130
13 Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$55,300
6,800
14 Information
$53,820
8,830
15 Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
$53,600
620
16 Television Broadcasting
$50,100
860
17 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$49,090
2,450
18 Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$48,600
2,230
19 Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures
$48,370
n/a
20 Accommodation and Food Services
$47,370
n/a
21 Radio and Television Broadcasting
$47,070
1,440
22 Employment Services
$46,740
60
23 Temporary Help Services
$46,620
n/a
24 Broadcasting (except Internet)
$46,500
1,730
25 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$46,390
810
26 Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
$45,530
370
27 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$44,850
130
28 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$44,750
110
29 Performing Arts Companies
$44,670
1,020
30 Cable and Other Subscription Programming
$44,640
290
31 Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$44,430
30
32 Food Services and Drinking Places
$43,360
n/a
33 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$42,900
60
34 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$42,510
70
35 Federal, State, and Local Government
$42,510
70
36 Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media
$42,440
70
37 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$42,440
70
38 Radio Broadcasting
$42,250
580
39 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$41,070
130
40 Administrative and Support Services
$40,840
270
41 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$40,840
270
42 Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters
$40,590
620
43 Manufacturing
$40,430
120
44 Sound Recording Industries
$39,310
2,590
45 Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)
$39,060
n/a
46 Educational Services - Privately owned
$38,530
210
47 Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$38,120
n/a
48 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$37,850
290
49 Business Support Services
$37,640
180
50 Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$37,100
220
51 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$36,710
300
52 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$36,680
100
53 Educational Services
$36,230
420
54 Rental and Leasing Services
$36,110
200
55 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$36,040
n/a
56 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$35,760
90
57 Engineering Services
$35,680
n/a
58 Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing
$35,450
150
59 Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$35,140
60
60 Other Schools and Instruction
$35,140
60
61 Religious Organizations
$33,510
80
62 State government, including schools and hospitals
$26,600
190
63 Educational Services - State government owned
$24,220
180
64 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$21,700
170
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