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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Sound Engineering Technician Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,880
25th Percentile Wage
$36,220
50th Percentile Wage
$55,810
75th Percentile Wage
$89,160
90th Percentile Wage
$125,230

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 $125,230. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $55,810. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,880. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 383% 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 sound engineering technicians from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$55,810
3.82% 17.02%
2016
$53,680
0.65% -
2015
$53,330
6.49% -
2014
$49,870
6.80% -
2013
$46,480
0.37% -
2012
$46,310
- -

Table 2. Sound Engineering Technician Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of sound engineering technicians in 14 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 $62,410. The lowest paying sector is the retail trade sector (annual salary $18,230).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Information
$62,410
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$60,090
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$56,690
Construction
$52,210
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$48,810
Manufacturing
$48,640
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$47,900
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$45,980
Accommodation and Food Services
$45,240
Educational Services
$43,640
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$43,500
Federal, State, and Local Government
$38,570
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 $19,780 to $77,620. The highest paying state for sound engineering technicians is Louisiana with a median annual salary of $77,620. The lowest paying state is Utah with a median annual salary of $19,780. For more salary information of sound engineering technicians profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Louisiana
$77,620
Washington
$72,940
New York
$71,330
Nevada
$70,760
New Jersey
$69,030
Connecticut
$67,810
California
$63,420
Colorado
$62,290
District of Columbia
$61,490
Michigan
$58,870
Georgia
$55,750
North Carolina
$53,210
Massachusetts
$52,970
Minnesota
$50,000
Maryland
$49,380
Tennessee
$48,700
Illinois
$48,690
Wisconsin
$48,530
New Mexico
$48,170
Virginia
$46,370
Florida
$45,830
Vermont
$45,170
Missouri
$44,770
Iowa
$44,560
Kansas
$42,190
Texas
$41,940
Ohio
$41,110
South Carolina
$41,010
Mississippi
$40,210
Arizona
$39,780
Pennsylvania
$39,710
Oregon
$39,650
Arkansas
$39,280
Indiana
$38,650
Oklahoma
$38,180
Alabama
$36,920
Kentucky
$36,270
New Hampshire
$35,750
Puerto Rico
$28,530
Montana
$27,690
Rhode Island
$24,380
Utah
$19,780



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