Broadcast and Sound Engineering Technician and Radio Operator Salary in Sector of Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22,980
25th Percentile Wage
$30,810
50th Percentile Wage
$41,570
75th Percentile Wage
$57,770
90th Percentile Wage
$78,910

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for broadcast and sound engineering technicians and radio operators in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation. 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 $78,910. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $41,570. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid broadcast and sound engineering technicians and radio operators is $22,980.

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 arts, entertainment, and recreation from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$41,570
-3.01% -2.07%
2016
$42,820
1.26% -
2015
$42,280
0.12% -
2014
$42,230
1.97% -
2013
$41,400
-2.49% -
2012
$42,430
- -

Compare Broadcast and Sound Engineering Technician and Radio Operator Salary in Different Industries within the Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation Sector

The average salaries of broadcast and sound engineering technicians and radio operators in 14 industries in the arts, entertainment, and recreation 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 other amusement and recreation industries industry with an annual salary $54,410. The lowest paying industry is the agents and managers for artists, athletes, entertainers, and other public figures industry (annual salary $37,000). 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
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries
$54,410
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers
$49,370
Gambling Industries
$43,850
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$43,180
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$43,180
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
$43,020
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
$42,130
Spectator Sports
$41,900
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$41,530
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
$41,060
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters
$40,350
Performing Arts Companies
$39,940
Amusement Parks and Arcades
$38,380
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures
$37,000

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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