How Much Do Audio and Video Technicians Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Audio and Video Equipment Technicians

Audio and Video Equipment Technicians set up, maintain, and dismantle audio and video equipment, such as microphones, sound speakers, connecting wires and cables, sound and mixing boards, video cameras, video monitors and servers, and related electronic equipment for live or recorded events, such as concerts, meetings, conventions, presentations, podcasts, news conferences, and sporting events.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$53390 per year
Hourly wage
$26 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$27,840 to $35,570 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$13 to $17 per hour

Entry-level Audio and Video Equipment Technicians with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $27,840 to $35,570 per year or $13 to $17 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

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Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Audio and Video Equipment Technicians to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $42 $87,050
Senior (Top 25%) $31 $64,940
Middle (Mid 50%) $23 $47,920
Junior (Bottom 25%) $17 $35,570
No experience (Bottom 10%) $13 $27,840

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
WA $35 $72,500
CA $32 $67,500
DC $32 $66,990
NY $30 $61,980
MA $29 $60,180
CT $28 $57,380
NJ $26 $54,380
OR $26 $53,950
NV $26 $53,510
DE $25 $52,010

Another simple way to increase your salary as an Audio and Video Equipment Technician is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like WA doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at WA might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Audio and Video Technicians are in the states of WA, CA, DC, NY and MA.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Software Publishers $80720 $38.81
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing $72380 $34.80
Nonresidential Building Construction $70550 $33.92
Legal Services $69380 $33.36
Motion Picture and Video Industries $66800 $32.12
Scientific Research and Development Services $66460 $31.95
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services $65210 $31.35
Grantmaking and Giving Services $63490 $30.52
Management of Companies and Enterprises $62100 $29.85
Facilities Support Services $61140 $29.40
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training $60900 $29.28
State Government $60820 $29.24
Other Information Services $60530 $29.10
Insurance Carriers $59640 $28.67
Social Advocacy Organizations $58080 $27.92
Telecommunications $57030 $27.42
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses $56880 $27.35
Specialty Hospitals $56650 $27.23
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance $56250 $27.04
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities $56190 $27.01
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services $55010 $26.45
Computer Systems Design and Related Services $54960 $26.42
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions $54870 $26.38
Office Administrative Services $54200 $26.06
Electronics and Appliance Stores $53700 $25.82
Radio and Television Broadcasting $52940 $25.45
Specialized Design Services $52680 $25.32
Cable and Other Subscription Programming $52660 $25.32
Local Government $52450 $25.22
Employment Services $52340 $25.16

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