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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24,710
25th Percentile Wage
$31,800
50th Percentile Wage
$42,190
75th Percentile Wage
$59,060
90th Percentile Wage
$78,570

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 $78,570. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $42,190. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24,710. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 217% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of audio and video equipment technicians from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$42,190
-0.09% 0.81%
2016
$42,230
1.87% -
2015
$41,440
-0.82% -
2014
$41,780
1.27% -
2013
$41,250
-1.45% -
2012
$41,850
- -

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

The average salaries of audio and video equipment technicians in 18 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 $57,840. The lowest paying sector is the retail trade sector (annual salary $33,650).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$57,840
Finance and Insurance
$52,710
Accommodation and Food Services
$51,580
Transportation and Warehousing
$51,360
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$49,630
Manufacturing
$48,170
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$47,700
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$45,480
Wholesale Trade
$44,680
Federal, State, and Local Government
$44,300
Information
$43,580
Health Care and Social Assistance
$42,660
Educational Services
$42,280
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$40,270
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$39,740
Construction
$35,040
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$33,690
Retail Trade
$33,650

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 $60,930. The highest paying state for audio and video equipment technicians is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $60,930. 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
$60,930
Nevada
$54,990
New Jersey
$54,010
Hawaii
$52,860
New York
$51,690
Massachusetts
$51,480
Connecticut
$48,580
North Dakota
$48,510
Delaware
$46,660
Washington
$46,590
Wyoming
$45,600
California
$44,160
Alaska
$44,100
Minnesota
$43,750
Virginia
$43,720
Colorado
$43,070
Nebraska
$42,410
Maryland
$42,140
Louisiana
$41,520
Pennsylvania
$41,480
Tennessee
$40,630
Georgia
$40,370
Texas
$40,270
North Carolina
$39,600
Rhode Island
$39,280
Arizona
$38,690
Oregon
$38,670
Michigan
$38,260
Missouri
$38,210
Kansas
$38,090
New Hampshire
$37,910
Wisconsin
$37,540
Maine
$36,910
New Mexico
$36,700
Illinois
$36,400
Vermont
$36,060
Kentucky
$35,520
Florida
$35,300
Indiana
$34,200
Utah
$34,160
Ohio
$33,900
Idaho
$33,570
Arkansas
$32,800
West Virginia
$32,670
Alabama
$32,610
South Carolina
$32,080
Mississippi
$31,970
Oklahoma
$31,730
Montana
$29,690
South Dakota
$29,240
Puerto Rico
$26,560
Iowa
$25,000
Guam
$18,820



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