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Audio and Video Equipment Technician Salary Information

The salary statistics of audio and video equipment technicians are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of audio and video equipment technicians within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The audio and video equipment technicians annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Audio and Video Equipment Technician Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24,020
25th Percentile Wage
$31,110
50th Percentile Wage
$42,230
75th Percentile Wage
$58,910
90th Percentile Wage
$78,980

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for audio and video equipment technicians. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) audio and video equipment technicians is $78,980. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $42,230. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24,020. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 228% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of audio and video equipment technicians from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201642,2301.87%0.90%
201541,440-0.82%-
201441,7801.27%-
201341,250-1.45%-
201241,850--

Table 2. Audio and Video Equipment Technician Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of audio and video equipment technicians in 17 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for audio and video equipment technicians occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $64,720. The lowest paying sector is the other services (except federal, state, and local government) sector (annual salary $33,030).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$64,720
Finance and Insurance
$49,120
Accommodation and Food Services
$49,080
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$48,620
Manufacturing
$48,590
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$47,280
Wholesale Trade
$46,640
Information
$44,000
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$43,970
Federal, State, and Local Government
$42,710
Educational Services
$41,830
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$40,980
Health Care and Social Assistance
$40,960
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$39,110
Construction
$38,720
Retail Trade
$36,040
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$33,030

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Audio and Video Equipment Technicians by States

From the above tables we note that not only audio and video equipment technicians salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of audio and video equipment technicians in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $18,820 to $55,890. The highest paying state for audio and video equipment technicians is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $55,890. The lowest paying state is Guam with a median annual salary of $18,820. For more salary information of audio and video equipment technicians profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
District of Columbia
$55,890
New Jersey
$55,540
Nevada
$54,490
Rhode Island
$53,030
Connecticut
$50,900
New York
$49,960
California
$47,460
Massachusetts
$47,170
Alaska
$46,670
Delaware
$45,850
Hawaii
$45,190
Wyoming
$44,760
Michigan
$44,600
North Dakota
$44,110
Nebraska
$42,050
Louisiana
$41,930
Maryland
$41,190
Georgia
$40,870
Texas
$40,580
Virginia
$40,260
Washington
$40,220
Kentucky
$39,600
Minnesota
$39,400
Missouri
$38,540
New Hampshire
$38,200
Arizona
$38,130
Tennessee
$38,120
Pennsylvania
$38,050
Colorado
$37,560
Illinois
$37,330
Oregon
$36,930
North Carolina
$36,700
Florida
$36,390
Maine
$36,200
Utah
$35,650
Ohio
$34,570
Kansas
$34,560
Wisconsin
$34,220
New Mexico
$34,210
Idaho
$33,450
Alabama
$33,190
Indiana
$32,150
Arkansas
$31,520
Vermont
$31,060
South Carolina
$31,030
Montana
$30,810
Oklahoma
$30,100
West Virginia
$29,890
South Dakota
$29,780
Mississippi
$28,260
Iowa
$26,480
Puerto Rico
$24,570
Guam
$18,820



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