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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Broadcast Technician Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,460
25th Percentile Wage
$25,840
50th Percentile Wage
$38,550
75th Percentile Wage
$60,370
90th Percentile Wage
$80,280

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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201638,5502.75%1.74%
201537,4902.48%-
201436,560-0.41%-
201336,710-3.19%-
201237,880--

Table 2. Broadcast Technician Salary by Industry Sector

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
$55,440
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$50,350
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$50,320
Educational Services
$47,890
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$44,610
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$38,800
Federal, State, and Local Government
$37,870
Information
$37,670
Health Care and Social Assistance
$29,100

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 $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
$83,550
New York
$51,730
New Hampshire
$49,850
Rhode Island
$48,300
Colorado
$47,550
Georgia
$45,560
California
$45,560
Massachusetts
$44,440
Tennessee
$44,190
Virginia
$43,800
Illinois
$42,340
New Jersey
$42,310
North Carolina
$38,900
Maryland
$38,610
Arkansas
$37,650
Wyoming
$37,300
Nevada
$37,230
Alaska
$36,840
North Dakota
$36,680
Vermont
$36,400
Florida
$36,180
Maine
$35,630
Utah
$35,500
Connecticut
$35,300
Nebraska
$35,290
Pennsylvania
$34,980
Iowa
$34,450
Arizona
$33,880
Michigan
$33,860
Washington
$33,670
Missouri
$33,340
Oklahoma
$33,210
Hawaii
$32,910
Idaho
$31,880
South Dakota
$31,580
South Carolina
$31,500
Oregon
$30,950
Alabama
$30,700
Texas
$29,460
Ohio
$29,240
Mississippi
$28,720
New Mexico
$28,670
Montana
$28,660
Louisiana
$28,590
Minnesota
$28,070
Kansas
$27,810
Kentucky
$27,600
Guam
$27,540
Indiana
$26,470
Puerto Rico
$25,840
West Virginia
$24,670



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