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
$21,970
25th Percentile Wage
$29,600
50th Percentile Wage
$42,760
75th Percentile Wage
$67,460
90th Percentile Wage
$95,070

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 $95,070. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $42,760. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid broadcast and sound engineering technicians and radio operators is $21,970.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below 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 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$42,760
-0.26% 6.13%
2016
$42,870
2.24% -
2015
$41,910
3.67% -
2014
$40,370
2.33% -
2013
$39,430
-1.80% -
2012
$40,140
- -

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 21 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 $66,040. The lowest paying industry is the radio broadcasting industry (annual salary $28,510). 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
$66,040
Other Telecommunications
$62,090
Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$57,060
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$52,420
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$52,420
Motion Picture and Video Industries
$52,330
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$51,450
Other Information Services
$48,970
Other Information Services
$48,970
Sound Recording Industries
$48,240
Motion Picture and Video Exhibition
$45,610
Telecommunications
$43,550
Cable and Other Subscription Programming
$42,870
Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$42,030
Television Broadcasting
$41,450
Satellite Telecommunications
$40,170
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$40,070
Broadcasting (except Internet)
$37,860
Radio and Television Broadcasting
$37,430
Newspaper Publishers
$29,750
Radio Broadcasting
$28,510

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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