The salary statistics of sound engineering technicians in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare sound engineering technician salaries in different industries within the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector.
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$23,430|
|25th Percentile Wage||$34,490|
|50th Percentile Wage||$48,810|
|75th Percentile Wage||$69,720|
|90th Percentile Wage||$111,720|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for sound engineering 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) sound engineering technicians is $111,720. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $48,810. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid sound engineering technicians is $23,430.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of sound engineering technicians in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of sound engineering technicians in ten 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 sound engineering technician occupations is the amusement parks and arcades industry with an annual salary $59,080. The lowest paying industry is the other amusement and recreation industries industry (annual salary $35,400). For detailed sound engineering technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.
|Industry Name||Median Annual Salary|
|Amusement Parks and Arcades|| |
|Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries|| |
|Spectator Sports|| |
|Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events|| |
|Performing Arts Companies|| |
|Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures|| |
|Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries|| |
|Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters|| |
|Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers|| |
|Other Amusement and Recreation Industries|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 .