Broadcast and Sound Engineering Technician and Radio Operator Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,400
25th Percentile Wage
$33,930
50th Percentile Wage
$47,240
75th Percentile Wage
$62,900
90th Percentile Wage
$81,450

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for broadcast and sound engineering technicians and radio operators in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. 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 $81,450. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $47,240. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid broadcast and sound engineering technicians and radio operators is $26,400.

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 professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$47,240
0.72% 2.05%
2016
$46,900
1.90% -
2015
$46,010
2.37% -
2014
$44,920
3.18% -
2013
$43,490
-6.39% -
2012
$46,270
- -

Compare Broadcast and Sound Engineering Technician and Radio Operator Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of broadcast and sound engineering technicians and radio operators in 15 industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services 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 research and development in the social sciences and humanities industry with an annual salary $60,730. The lowest paying industry is the engineering services industry (annual salary $36,610). 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
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$60,730
Legal Services
$60,120
Scientific Research and Development Services
$55,670
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$55,210
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$53,320
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$51,080
Testing Laboratories
$49,410
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$47,240
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$43,190
Specialized Design Services
$40,430
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$39,880
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$39,570
Photographic Services
$39,360
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$39,090
Engineering Services
$36,610

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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