Salary for Broadcast Technicians

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Also known as:  Audio Engineer, Broadcast Engineer, Broadcast Maintenance Engineer, Broadcast Operations Engineer, Radio Station Audio Engineer, Radio/Television Technician, Remote Broadcast Engineer, Telecasting Engineer, Television Audio Engineer

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Broadcast technicians ensure the transmission of quality programmingto viewers, and follow Federal Communications Commission regulations by keeping programming logs. They achieve high program quality by aligning antennae, selecting transmission and broadcasting equipment, ensuring that equipment is in peak operable condition and ordering necessary repairs, and monitoring the clarity, strength, and reliability of station signals. They may work in radio or television industries, and with live or recorded programming. The majority of broadcast technicians have at least some college education.

A Broadcast Technician earns salaries somewhere between $21,570 to $83,620 based on levels of tenure. can get an average compensation of fourty-nine thousand two hundred and fifty dollars on a yearly basis.

are paid at the highest average level in District of Columbia, which has average job salaries of close to about $71,230. These people are compensated the highest in Educational Services, where they can earn job pay of $57,900.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 44.96 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Broadcast Technicians tend to make the most in the following industries:

Educational Services
$57,900
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$55,500
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$53,070
Public Administration
$52,220
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$52,090
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$51,490

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Health Care and Social Assistance
$41,250
Information
$48,380
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$51,490
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$52,090
Public Administration
$52,220
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$53,070