Broadcast Technician Salary in Sector of Information

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

Average Annual Salary of Broadcast Technicians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,220
25th Percentile Wage
$24,770
50th Percentile Wage
$37,670
75th Percentile Wage
$59,900
90th Percentile Wage
$79,800

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for broadcast technicians 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 technicians is $79,800. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $37,670. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid broadcast technicians is $19,220.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201637,6702.55%2.12%
201536,7104.22%-
201435,160-0.11%-
201335,200-4.74%-
201236,870--

Compare Broadcast Technician Salary in Different Industries within the Information Sector

The average salaries of broadcast technicians in 14 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 technician occupations is the telecommunications industry with an annual salary $60,660. The lowest paying industry is the radio broadcasting industry (annual salary $26,810). For detailed broadcast technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Telecommunications
$60,660
Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$60,380
Motion Picture and Video Industries
$55,780
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$55,580
Sound Recording Industries
$54,670
Other Information Services
$51,530
Other Information Services
$51,530
Cable and Other Subscription Programming
$43,780
Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$41,770
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$41,770
Television Broadcasting
$39,800
Broadcasting (except Internet)
$36,340
Radio and Television Broadcasting
$35,920
Radio Broadcasting
$26,810

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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