The salary statistics of broadcast technicians are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of broadcast technicians within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The broadcast 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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for broadcast technicians. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) broadcast technicians is $80,280. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $38,550. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,460. 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 312% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of broadcast technicians from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of broadcast technicians in 9 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 broadcast technicians occupations is the management of companies and enterprises sector with an annual salary $55,440. The lowest paying sector is the health care and social assistance sector (annual salary $29,100).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
From the above tables we note that not only broadcast 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 broadcast technicians in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $24,670 to $83,550. The highest paying state for broadcast technicians is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $83,550. The lowest paying state is West Virginia with a median annual salary of $24,670. For more salary information of broadcast technicians profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
|State Name||Median Annual Salary|
|District of Columbia|| |
|New York|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |
|West Virginia|| |