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Broadcast Technician Salary Information in Washington

The average annual and hourly salaries for broadcast technicians in the state of Washington are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of broadcast technicians among Washington cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Broadcast Technicians in Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,690
25th Percentile Wage
$25,030
50th Percentile Wage
$35,280
75th Percentile Wage
$58,240
90th Percentile Wage
$72,000

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for broadcast technicians in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $72,000. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $35,280. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23,690.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of broadcast technicians from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$35,280
4.56% 16.55%
2016
$33,670
11.35% -
2015
$29,850
1.01% -
2014
$29,550
-1.69% -
2013
$30,050
2.03% -
2012
$29,440
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Broadcast Technicians in Washington Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of broadcast technicians in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of broadcast technicians in state of Washington ranges from $30,840 to $44,240. The highest paying area for broadcast technicians in Washington is Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro with a median annual salary of $44,240. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue (mean annual salary $38,720). The lowest paying area is Spokane with a median annual salary of $30,840.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$44,240
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$38,720
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$35,960
Spokane
$30,840




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