Salary for Broadcast Technicians

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 helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our talent cluster and get scouted today!

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 usually gets an average pay level of somewhere between 32000 and 48000 depending on seniority. Broadcast Technicians get an average salary of Forty Thousand Eight Hundred dollars yearly.

Broadcast Technicians can get the best pay in the District of Columbia, where they get normal pay levels of approximately $62200. Employees who work in this career can receive the highest pay in Other Services (except Public Administration), where they can receive average pay scales of $62110.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 21.45 percent nationwide in that time.


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

Other Services (except Public Administration)
Public Administration
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Retail Trade
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Educational Services
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Retail Trade
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services