Broadcast Technician Salary and Wage Information

Wage Rate Low (<10%) Median (50%) High (>90%)
Hourly Wage $8.95 $17.65 $35.75
Annual Wage $18,500 $36,700 $74,400
  • "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
Broadcast Technicians set up, maintain, and operate the equipment used in television and radio broadcasts, motion pictures, sound recordings, concerts, and news programs. Broadcast technicians ensure that the sound and video is as high quality as possible, and that volume and frequency are at optimal levels. They may be responsible for synchronizing sounds with video, or for recording music, speech, and sounds to be used in broadcasts.

The median annual wage for broadcast technicians is approximately $36,800. The lowest ten percent of broadcast technicians earn less than $18,600 a year, while the top ten percent earn more than $74,350 a year.

For the top five industries where broadcast technicians are employed, the median annual salaries are as follows:

Broadcasting (Radio and Television) $40,000
Cable and Other Subscription Programming $47,700
Higher Education $47,000
Motion Picture, Film and Video Production $54,600
State Government $38,600
The figures above are based on full time employment.

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