Sound Engineering Technician

Code: 27-4014.00

Also known as: Audio Engineer, Audio Operator, Mastering Engineer, Mixer, Mixing Engineer, Recording Engineer, Sound Editor, Sound Engineer, Sound Technician, Studio Engineer

Description: Without sound, television and movies would be thrust back into the era of silent production and title cards. Audio is the unsung hero of all media, breathing life to on-screen video. When it is produced right, you don't even notice it. Without sound, how would we listen to our favorite musicians and singers? From live performances to taped video and audio recordings, sound creates the story and atmosphere our eyes would otherwise miss. The Sound Engineering Technician is the iron chef of everything our ears digest.Sound Engineering Technicians often have some vocational training, while others may complete an Associate or Bachelor's degree program. On-the-job experience, technical savvy, a keen ear and a proven track record are sometimes valued above a formal education.

Sound Engineering Technician

Typical wages

10% $27,650
25% $35,460
Median $53,520
75% $77,410
90% $119,720
10% $13.3
25% $17.05
Median $25.73
75% $37.22
90% $57.56

Projected employment

Estimated Employment
(2019 year)
Projected Employment
(2029 year)
Percent Change +0 %
Projected Annual Job Openings 1,700