Sound Engineering Technician Salary

sound-engineering-technician-salary-chart.jpgSound engineering technicians have an important role especially in the music and film industry. They are the ones who are responsible of operating equipment and machines that reproduce, mix and synchronize sound effects, voices or music. Sound engineering technicians usually work at recording studios, theater studios, sporting arenas and movie and video productions.

Salary

The average of a sound engineer technician salary is $55,340. The bottom 10% earns $22,810 while the top 10% earns $97,700.

The top paying industries for sound engineer technicians include video industries and motion pictures ($76,300 average), independent artists ($54,590), and performing arts companies ($50,020). The top paying states Nevada ($81,050 average), California ($67,900), and New York ($62,950).

Job Outlook

The job outlook of sound engineer technicians for 2012-2022 is about 1%, or little to no change.

Sound Engineering Technician Salary by State

State Lowest 10% Median Salary Highest 10% Average Salary
Alabama $16,630 $28,770 $70,440 $35,240
Arizona $22,170 $35,680 $72,440 $42,600
Arkansas $17,550 $33,490 $67,940 $37,760
California $28,050 $64,490 $114,780 $67,900
Colorado $22,620 $52,770 $74,870 $51,260
Connecticut $18,350 $36,750 $83,800 $42,630
Florida $23,970 $35,880 $62,980 $40,110
Georgia $19,090 $38,230 $94,850 $49,600
Illinois $24,480 $40,750 $63,540 $43,610
Indiana $21,530 $39,600 $77,410 $42,410
Iowa $20,430 $36,060 $72,310 $41,430
Kansas $17,010 $26,300 $38,880 $27,710
Kentucky $16,910 $28,720 $54,890 $31,710
Louisiana $25,250 $51,010 $102,140 $56,160
Maryland $26,510 $45,480 $96,990 $52,940
Massachusetts $21,910 $40,010 $80,040 $45,450
Michigan $17,030 $27,660 $85,860 $38,880
Minnesota $27,030 $50,510 $90,900 $56,040
Mississippi $21,980 $38,750 $58,290 $39,420
Missouri $24,960 $46,920 $74,310 $47,300
Montana $18,020 $27,690 $50,490 $33,830
Nevada $38,240 $68,150 $113,330 $81,050
New Hampshire $27,010 $35,750 $48,960 $39,230
New Jersey $28,690 $41,860 $85,440 $47,980
New Mexico $22,540 $36,800 $71,040 $44,270
New York $26,610 $55,950 $109,120 $62,950
North Carolina $18,370 $32,720 $71,870 $41,530
Ohio $22,480 $32,810 $63,650 $38,210
Oklahoma $21,710 $34,080 $59,870 $42,090
Oregon $22,500 $32,230 $57,350 $37,040
Pennsylvania $20,630 $42,340 $87,280 $48,050
South Carolina $25,190 $35,530 $51,380 $36,450
Tennessee $21,400 $38,330 $83,150 $45,390
Texas $17,030 $28,890 $108,420 $45,380
Utah $20,490 $38,740 $77,250 $45,160
Virginia $19,240 $49,550 $106,750 $60,890
Washington $28,720 $43,270 $101,690 $58,520
Wisconsin $18,560 $34,640 $66,170 $41,920