Broadcast and Sound Engineering Technician and Radio Operator Salary in Sector of Information

The salary statistics of broadcast and sound engineering technicians and radio operators in the industry sector of information are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare broadcast and sound engineering technician and radio operator salaries in different industries within the information sector.

Average Annual Salary of Broadcast and Sound Engineering Technicians and Radio Operators

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20,810
25th Percentile Wage
$28,620
50th Percentile Wage
$42,870
75th Percentile Wage
$65,800
90th Percentile Wage
$93,130

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for broadcast and sound engineering technicians and radio operators in the industry sector of information. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) broadcast and sound engineering technicians and radio operators is $93,130. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $42,870. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid broadcast and sound engineering technicians and radio operators is $20,810.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of broadcast and sound engineering technicians and radio operators in the industry sector of information from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201642,8702.24%6.37%
201541,9103.67%-
201440,3702.33%-
201339,430-1.80%-
201240,140--

Compare Broadcast and Sound Engineering Technician and Radio Operator Salary in Different Industries within the Information Sector

The average salaries of broadcast and sound engineering technicians and radio operators in 20 industries in the information sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for broadcast and sound engineering technician and radio operator occupations is the software publishers industry with an annual salary $70,470. The lowest paying industry is the radio broadcasting industry (annual salary $27,340). For detailed broadcast and sound engineering technician and radio operator salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Software Publishers
$70,470
Other Telecommunications
$62,090
Telecommunications
$58,020
Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$57,060
Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$54,690
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$52,420
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$52,420
Motion Picture and Video Industries
$51,390
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$50,220
Other Information Services
$46,910
Other Information Services
$46,910
Cable and Other Subscription Programming
$46,440
Motion Picture and Video Exhibition
$45,610
Sound Recording Industries
$43,710
Satellite Telecommunications
$40,170
Television Broadcasting
$40,140
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$40,070
Broadcasting (except Internet)
$37,150
Radio and Television Broadcasting
$36,330
Radio Broadcasting
$27,340

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].




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