Audio and Video Equipment Technician Salary and Wage Information

Wage Rate Low (<10%) Median (50%) High (>90%)
Hourly Wage $10.85 $19.85 $35.75
Annual Wage $22,500 $41,300 $74,500
  • "Low (<10%)" indicates that 10% of workers earned less and 90% earned more.
  • "Median (50%)" indicates that 50% of workers earned less and 50% earned more.
  • "High (>90%)" indicates that 90% of workers earned less and 10% earned more.
  • "N/A" indicates that data in not available
*The annual salary and wage data presented above represents U.S, Based workers with full-time employment and year-round schedules.

Additional Information
Audio and Video Equipment Technicians set up, operate, and take down audio and video equipment used for a wide range of events, such as concerts, presentations, conventions, conferences, sports events, radio or television broadcasts, and more. They may be responsible for such equipment as microphones, video screens, video monitors, sound and mixing boards, sound speakers, projectors, recording equipment, connecting cables and wires, and more. They may also operate lighting equipment, such as spotlights and custom lighting systems.

As of 2012, the median annual wage for artists was $41,250. The lowest ten percent of audio and video equipment technicians earned less than $22,500 a year, while the top ten percent of these professionals earned more than $74,500 a year.

For the top five industries where audio and video equipment technicians are employed, the median annual salaries are as follows:

Motion Picture, Film and Video $50,300
Commercial and Industrial Machinery, Leasing and Equipment Rental $43,200
Radio and Television $43,300
Performing Arts, Sports and Related Event Promotion $50,350
Higher Education Institutions $42,800
The figures above are based on full time employment.

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