The salary statistics of sound engineering technicians are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of sound engineering technicians within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The sound engineering 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 sound engineering technicians. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) sound engineering technicians is $121,630. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $53,680. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24,440. 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 397% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of sound engineering technicians from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of sound engineering technicians in 12 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 sound engineering technicians occupations is the information sector with an annual salary $59,450. The lowest paying sector is the retail trade sector (annual salary $18,230).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
From the above tables we note that not only sound engineering 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 sound engineering technicians in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $18,450 to $73,740. The highest paying state for sound engineering technicians is Washington with a median annual salary of $73,740. The lowest paying state is Utah with a median annual salary of $18,450. For more salary information of sound engineering technicians profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
|State Name||Median Annual Salary|
|New York|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|District of Columbia|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |