Training Requirements for Sound Engineering Technicians

Sound engineering technicians need a postsecondary nondegree award and short-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Sound engineering 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 Sound Engineering Technicians

This represents about 16,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 1,000 more sound engineering technicians but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 4,000 more.

Typical Income for Sound Engineering Technicians

Hourly Income

On average,sound engineering technicians make $31.37 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Sound engineering technicians $11.75 $16.58 $25.81 $39.95 $58.48
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, sound engineering technicians make $65,240 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Sound engineering technicians $24,440 $34,490 $53,680 $83,100 $121,630
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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