Audio technician salary:
Audio technician is the man behind all audio arrangements that we come across in our everyday life such as: music concerts, sports gala in schools, universities, wedding events, birthday occasions and many musical nights.
These individuals create recordings, reproduction and mixing of sounds by using various machines, equipments and software. They are also known as audio technologist, sound technicians and at the higher level are called as audio engineers.
Education period for audio technician ranges from 6 months to 2 years and many universities offers 4 years bachelors’ degree in audio engineering.
During 4 years course they are made experts in using various instruments such as sound mixer, preamplifier, amplifier, loudspeakers, tape recorder, microphones, signal processors, dynamic range compression, digital audio workstation and many more.
Audio technician salary 2011:
- Audio tech salary ranges from minimum $9.74 to maximum $35.48 but the average hourly rate is $12.50/hour.
- Audio technician salary ranges from minimum $20,550 to maximum $81,116 and average in most states is $65,000 per year.
Time required to obtain maximum salary:
Audio technicians can touch the high level of salary after few years of experience. Technicians having higher educational degree or 4 years bachelors’ degree are paid higher salaries as compared to technicians having a short diploma of 6 months or 1 year. Experience even plays a major role in helping a tech in obtaining maximum salary.
Audio technicians are responsible for wide range of activities including installation, maintenance and repairing of the equipments to assure its proper functioning and implementation.
Moreover audio technicians have to deal with multimedia projectors, overhead projectors (OHP), public address systems (PAS), computers, volume maximization, encoding, maintaining balance frequencies and error checking.
They also have to manipulate and handle various document projectors, video cameras, duplicate video and audio tapes and also responsible for operation of audio laboratory.