How Much Do Broadcast Technicians Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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

Broadcast Technicians

Broadcast Technicians set up, operate, and maintain the electronic equipment used to acquire, edit, and transmit audio and video for radio or television programs. Control and adjust incoming and outgoing broadcast signals to regulate sound volume, signal strength, and signal clarity. Operate satellite, microwave, or other transmitter equipment to broadcast radio or television programs.

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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
$49250 per year
Hourly wage
$24 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$21,570 to $28,930 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$10 to $14 per hour

Entry-level Broadcast Technicians with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $21,570 to $28,930 per year or $10 to $14 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 Broadcast 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%) $40 $83,620
Senior (Top 25%) $30 $62,980
Middle (Mid 50%) $21 $43,570
Junior (Bottom 25%) $14 $28,930
No experience (Bottom 10%) $10 $21,570

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
DC $34 $71,230
CO $29 $60,820
NJ $28 $59,250
NY $28 $58,270
MI $28 $58,260
VA $27 $56,020
WA $26 $54,050
CA $26 $53,770
VT $25 $52,530
RI $25 $52,490

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

According to BLS, the highest paid Broadcast Technicians are in the states of DC, CO, NJ, NY and MI.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Federal Executive Branch $101380 $48.74
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events $63860 $30.70
Motion Picture and Video Industries $63510 $30.54
Telecommunications $61500 $29.57
Cable and Other Subscription Programming $60270 $28.97
Other Support Services $60030 $28.86
Other Information Services $60030 $28.86
Elementary and Secondary Schools $56470 $27.15
Religious Organizations $55910 $26.88
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services $54810 $26.35
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools $54090 $26.00
Rental and Leasing Services $51490 $24.75
Local Government $51370 $24.70
Spectator Sports $50070 $24.07
State Government $47040 $22.61
Radio and Television Broadcasting $45570 $21.91
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $31600 $15.19
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Sound Recording Industries $ $*
Employment Services $ $*

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