Broadcast Technician Salary in Sector of Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

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

Average Annual Salary of Broadcast Technicians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20,810
25th Percentile Wage
$24,180
50th Percentile Wage
$38,800
75th Percentile Wage
$62,620
90th Percentile Wage
$91,290

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for broadcast technicians 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 technicians is $91,290. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $38,800. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid broadcast technicians is $20,810.

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 arts, entertainment, and recreation from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201638,80016.55%-9.15%
201532,380-46.54%-
201447,450-14.23%-
201354,20021.86%-
201242,350--

Compare Broadcast Technician Salary in Different Industries within the Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation Sector

The average salaries of broadcast technicians in four 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 technician occupations is the promoters of performing arts, sports, and similar events industry with an annual salary $58,260. The lowest paying industry is the independent artists, writers, and performers industry (annual salary $23,290). For detailed broadcast technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
$58,260
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$45,310
Spectator Sports
$39,550
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
$23,290

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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