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

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.

Average Annual Salary of Sound Engineering Technicians

Percentile BracketAverage 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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$48,810
-1.74% 11.99%
2016
$49,660
3.48% -
2015
$47,930
-2.42% -
2014
$49,090
5.56% -
2013
$46,360
7.33% -
2012
$42,960
- -

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

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
$59,080
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
$58,810
Spectator Sports
$55,520
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
$51,370
Performing Arts Companies
$50,040
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures
$49,730
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$47,850
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters
$47,580
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
$43,690
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries
$35,400

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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