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
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

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 $82,650. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $38,140. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid broadcast technicians is $20,190.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of broadcast technicians in the industry sector of information from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
1.23% 3.33%
2.55% -
4.22% -
-0.11% -
-4.74% -
- -

Compare Broadcast Technician Salary in Different Industries within the Information Sector

The average salaries of broadcast technicians in 15 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 $27,670). For detailed broadcast technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Wired Telecommunications Carriers
Sound Recording Industries
Motion Picture and Video Industries
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
Publishing Industries (except Internet)
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
Television Broadcasting
Cable and Other Subscription Programming
Other Information Services
Other Information Services
Broadcasting (except Internet)
Radio and Television Broadcasting
Satellite Telecommunications
Radio Broadcasting

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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