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
$23,240
25th Percentile Wage
$30,480
50th Percentile Wage
$42,820
75th Percentile Wage
$58,340
90th Percentile Wage
$81,990

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 $81,990. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $42,820. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid broadcast and sound engineering technicians and radio operators is $23,240.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart 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 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201642,8201.26%0.91%
201542,2800.12%-
201442,2301.97%-
201341,400-2.49%-
201242,430--

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 13 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 $47,740. The lowest paying industry is the amusement parks and arcades industry (annual salary $39,030). 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
$47,740
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures
$46,000
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
$45,900
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
$43,210
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$43,140
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$43,140
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$43,100
Gambling Industries
$41,580
Spectator Sports
$40,850
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
$40,360
Performing Arts Companies
$39,850
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters
$39,360
Amusement Parks and Arcades
$39,030

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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