Broadcast Technician Salary Information

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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Broadcast Technician Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20,570
25th Percentile Wage
$26,790
50th Percentile Wage
$39,060
75th Percentile Wage
$61,740
90th Percentile Wage
$83,760

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 $83,760. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $39,060. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20,570. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 307% 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 broadcast technicians from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$39,060
1.31% 3.02%
2016
$38,550
2.75% -
2015
$37,490
2.48% -
2014
$36,560
-0.41% -
2013
$36,710
-3.19% -
2012
$37,880
- -

Table 2. Broadcast Technician Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of broadcast technicians in 10 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 $54,320. The lowest paying sector is the information sector (annual salary $38,140).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$54,320
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$50,320
Educational Services
$49,990
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$48,340
Retail Trade
$47,960
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$45,400
Health Care and Social Assistance
$43,800
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$43,460
Federal, State, and Local Government
$38,530
Information
$38,140

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Broadcast Technicians by States

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 $19,540 to $87,780. The highest paying state for broadcast technicians is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $87,780. The lowest paying state is West Virginia with a median annual salary of $19,540. 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
$87,780
Maryland
$62,090
New York
$54,670
New Hampshire
$49,850
Virginia
$48,260
Tennessee
$46,630
Massachusetts
$44,680
Wisconsin
$44,660
Georgia
$43,310
Colorado
$42,270
Illinois
$41,820
New Jersey
$41,500
Iowa
$41,240
Wyoming
$39,860
Utah
$39,840
Rhode Island
$39,610
California
$39,260
Oregon
$39,030
Michigan
$38,880
North Carolina
$37,930
Alaska
$37,660
Arizona
$36,500
Maine
$35,610
Minnesota
$35,400
Washington
$35,280
Hawaii
$35,190
Idaho
$35,100
Texas
$34,260
Nevada
$34,220
Pennsylvania
$33,410
Alabama
$32,900
South Carolina
$32,520
Kansas
$32,220
Florida
$32,130
Connecticut
$32,100
Vermont
$31,990
North Dakota
$31,830
South Dakota
$30,970
Ohio
$30,950
New Mexico
$30,860
Arkansas
$30,840
Oklahoma
$30,800
Kentucky
$30,010
Montana
$29,840
Missouri
$29,410
Indiana
$28,760
Nebraska
$28,710
Louisiana
$28,550
Puerto Rico
$27,940
Guam
$27,540
Mississippi
$24,170
West Virginia
$19,540



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