Training Requirements for Broadcast Technicians

Broadcast technicians need an associate's degree and short-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Broadcast technicians
Percent
Less than High School 1.5
High School 16.2
Some College 27.5
Associates Degree 16.7
Bachelors Degree 32.5
Masters Degree 5.0
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.5

Employment Outlook for Broadcast Technicians

This represents about 30,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 2,000 less broadcast technicians but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 5,000 more.

Typical Income for Broadcast Technicians

Hourly Income

On average,broadcast technicians make $21.84 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Broadcast technicians $9.36 $12.42 $18.54 $29.02 $38.60
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations $10.20 $14.69 $22.69 $34.33 $49.69
Media and communication equipment workers $10.40 $14.65 $21.96 $33.35 $47.69
Broadcast and sound engineering technicians and radio operators $10.59 $14.47 $20.47 $29.53 $40.55
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, broadcast technicians make $45,430 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Broadcast technicians $19,460 $25,840 $38,550 $60,370 $80,280
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations $21,210 $30,560 $47,190 $71,410 $103,360
Media and communication equipment workers $21,630 $30,460 $45,680 $69,370 $99,200
Broadcast and sound engineering technicians and radio operators $22,030 $30,100 $42,590 $61,420 $84,330
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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