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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average 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.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of broadcast technicians from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
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|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
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|| |
|New York|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |
|West Virginia|| |