Broadcast Technician Salary

broadcast-technician-salary-chart.jpgA broadcast technician sets up, operates and maintains all the electronic equipments used in transmission of radio and television programs, concerts and sound recordings. They also control audio equipment by regulating the volume as well as sound quality in radio and television broadcasts.

Salary

Broadcast technicians earn a mean annual wage of $44,050, about $21.18 per hour. Industries with the highest employment rate in this occupation include radio and television broadcasting, cable and other subscription programming, colleges, universities, motion picture and video industries and the state government. The annual mean wage of these industries can be between $37,320 and $42,790. The top paying industry in this occupation is the federal executive branch (OES Designation). The federal executive branch (OES Designation) pays the highest wages with a mean of $87,750 ($42.19 per hour). On the other hand, the top three paying states in this occupation are: Virginia ($77,180 average), District of Columbia ($60,990), and lastly, New Hampshire ($56,510).

Job Outlook

Employment of broadcast technicians is projected to grow by 9% between 2012 and 2022, slower than the average for all occupations. The competition for jobs will be intense, and those with hands-on experience will have an upper hand.

Broadcast Technician Salary by State

State Lowest 10% Median Salary Highest 10% Average Salary
Alabama $16,640 $26,850 $77,550 $37,910
Alaska $20,160 $41,150 $48,360 $38,620
Arizona $17,630 $36,620 $69,920 $40,520
Arkansas $20,350 $32,120 $56,760 $35,190
California $20,020 $44,120 $87,190 $48,780
Colorado $21,910 $44,320 $72,420 $45,600
Connecticut $19,420 $41,160 $68,990 $42,010
Florida $18,620 $30,460 $56,190 $34,100
Georgia $17,940 $32,110 $59,210 $35,860
Hawaii $19,150 $28,910 $56,640 $32,570
Idaho $16,350 $22,160 $47,260 $27,170
Illinois $19,510 $40,990 $78,600 $46,070
Indiana $16,760 $23,560 $46,860 $28,390
Iowa $16,830 $26,570 $58,150 $33,240
Kansas $16,910 $30,880 $56,670 $33,250
Kentucky $17,120 $32,840 $67,820 $37,970
Louisiana $16,650 $26,500 $52,640 $30,120
Maine $17,350 $33,620 $61,590 $35,880
Maryland $22,000 $54,960 $85,700 $55,310
Massachusetts $23,510 $53,070 $86,540 $53,720
Michigan $18,140 $31,810 $56,890 $34,890
Minnesota $18,540 $34,090 $66,770 $38,470
Mississippi $16,870 $24,480 $41,710 $27,270
Missouri $18,090 $30,460 $69,780 $38,370
Montana $18,980 $29,600 $58,170 $34,030
Nebraska $16,770 $29,130 $67,960 $35,170
Nevada $16,850 $28,320 $71,790 $36,240
New Hampshire $18,190 $48,370 $107,900 $56,510
New Jersey $19,890 $36,490 $70,600 $42,340
New Mexico $17,380 $34,620 $54,440 $34,470
New York $20,620 $48,260 $84,390 $50,990
North Carolina $17,300 $27,970 $52,630 $31,900
North Dakota $20,330 $30,380 $70,410 $38,380
Ohio $18,320 $36,320 $68,570 $39,960
Oklahoma $16,910 $27,030 $45,820 $29,430
Oregon $19,440 $28,770 $64,320 $36,540
Pennsylvania $20,550 $33,230 $57,900 $36,160
South Carolina $22,820 $28,760 $43,500 $30,840
South Dakota $20,320 $25,040 $45,180 $29,400
Tennessee $17,320 $35,120 $59,160 $36,730
Texas $17,040 $28,230 $67,990 $35,130
Utah $16,680 $22,710 $54,350 $29,610
Vermont $23,600 $35,150 $53,810 $36,690
Virginia $19,050 $43,990 NA $77,180
Washington $20,770 $29,440 $61,610 $35,400
West Virginia $16,560 $25,020 $48,420 $29,000
Wyoming $16,930 $25,480 $59,730 $33,270