National » Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media » Sound Engineering Technicians

Sound Engineering Technician Salary Information

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 [1].

Table 1. Sound Engineering Technician Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24,440
25th Percentile Wage
$34,490
50th Percentile Wage
$53,680
75th Percentile Wage
$83,100
90th Percentile Wage
$121,630

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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201653,6800.65%13.73%
201553,3306.49%-
201449,8706.80%-
201346,4800.37%-
201246,310--

Table 2. Sound Engineering Technician Salary by Industry Sector

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
Information
$59,450
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$58,060
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$55,820
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$49,660
Manufacturing
$48,210
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$46,050
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$42,920
Accommodation and Food Services
$41,450
Federal, State, and Local Government
$40,010
Educational Services
$36,820
Wholesale Trade
$35,670
Retail Trade
$18,230

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Sound Engineering Technicians by States

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
Washington
$73,740
New York
$71,550
Nevada
$70,760
New Jersey
$69,030
Missouri
$65,810
California
$59,560
Massachusetts
$57,880
Minnesota
$55,730
Maryland
$54,380
Connecticut
$53,560
District of Columbia
$53,340
Michigan
$52,980
Colorado
$52,160
North Carolina
$52,100
Iowa
$50,700
Louisiana
$50,430
New Mexico
$47,780
Wisconsin
$47,270
Ohio
$46,980
Arkansas
$45,130
Tennessee
$45,080
Oregon
$42,270
Kansas
$42,190
Pennsylvania
$40,940
Illinois
$40,450
Mississippi
$40,210
Arizona
$39,830
South Carolina
$39,790
Texas
$39,570
Virginia
$39,230
Alabama
$36,920
Georgia
$36,850
Indiana
$35,780
New Hampshire
$35,750
Florida
$35,370
Kentucky
$35,150
Oklahoma
$35,050
Montana
$27,690
Puerto Rico
$22,830
Utah
$18,450


Related:

Highest paying states for sound engineering technicians

Highest paying cities for sound engineering technicians

Highest paying industries for sound engineering technicians.