Salary for Audio and Video Equipment Technicians

Also known as:  Audio-Visual Production Specialist, Event AV Operator, Event Crew Technician, Multimedia Production Assistant, Video Control Operator, Video Equipment Technician, Video Production Assistant helps arts and communications professionals find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations.

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These technicians work with audio, visual, and occasionally lighting equipment for use in public areas and events. They may operate the equipment, or merely set it up for use. In studio environs, these individuals may switch video and audio feeds as required, clean and inspect equipment, install, adjust and operate equipment, or diagnose and repair problems in audio, visual or multimedia systems. If significant problems are noted or equipment needs to be replaced, thse professionals notify directors of the situation. A high school diploma or the equivalent and extensive knowledge of audio, sound, and multimedia equipment are required for this occupation.

An Audio or Video Equipment Technician earns a salary of somewhere between 32000 - 48000 depending on education and tenure levels. Audio and Video Equipment Technicians will usually earn an average wage of Forty Five Thousand dollars yearly.

Audio and Video Equipment Technicians make the greatest compensation in New Jersey, which has pay levels, on average, of near $57300. Professionals that work in this career receive the highest salary in Wholesale Trade, where they get an average salary rate of $56660.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 22.62 percent nationwide in that time.
Audio and Video Equipment Technicians tend to make the most in the following industries
Finance and Insurance $56,660
Wholesale Trade $52,990
Management of Companies and Enterprises $51,580
Accommodation and Food Services $48,940
Manufacturing $48,070
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $48,030
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Construction $37,100
Other Services (except Public Administration) $38,790
Educational Services $40,480
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $41,580
Health Care and Social Assistance $42,190
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $42,830