Salary for Audio and Video Technicians

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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 find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

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.

A Audio and Video Technician gets an average compensation that can range from $27,840 - $87,050 based on level of experience. can earn an average wage of fifty-three thousand three hundred and ninety dollars yearly.

can get the best compensation in Washington, where they can earn an average pay rate of near $72,500. Professionals that work in these jobs obtain the highest pay in Management of Companies and Enterprises, where they can earn job pay of $62,100.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 47.23 percent nationwide in that time.


Audio and Video Technicians tend to make the most in the following industries:

Management of Companies and Enterprises
Finance and Insurance
Transportation and Warehousing
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Retail Trade

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Other Services (except Public Administration)
Educational Services
Wholesale Trade
Accommodation and Food Services
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
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