Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
85.7k
Average Age
39.1
Average Salary
$55,920
Average Male Salary
$57,447
Average Female Salary
$43,518

About

Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other are most often employed by the Broadcasting (except internet) industry. The average yearly wage for Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other was $55,920 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other by wage are Telecommunications line installers & repairers, Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists, and Dental hygienists.

Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other are part of the Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media occupations, along with Artists & related workers, Commercial and industrial designers, Fashion designers, Floral designers, Graphic designers, and 25 more.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other are Austin City (South) PUMA, TX, Oceanside City & Camp Pendleton PUMA, CA, and LA City (East Central/Hollywood) PUMA, CA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other are Calabasas, Agoura Hills, Malibu & Westlake Village Cities PUMA, CA, Burbank City PUMA, CA, and Austin City (South) PUMA, TX.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other and on wages and locations for those in the field. Broadcasting (except internet) is the industry that employs the most Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other, by average wage, is Software publishing. Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other are paid most in Sheepshead Bay, Gerritsen Beach & Homecrest PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in Calabasas, Agoura Hills, Malibu & Westlake Village Cities PUMA, CA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$55,920
AVERAGE SALARY
± $4,343

In 2020, Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other earned an average of $55,920, $34 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Telecommunications line installers & repairers make somewhat more than Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other while Dental hygienists make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.416
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.416, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other.

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Industries

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other, by average wage, are Software publishing, Petroleum refining, and Electronic component & product manufacturing, n.e.c. .

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Industries by Share

85.7k
2020 Workforce
± 7,185
1.32%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 11.7%

The number of people employed as Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other has been growing at a rate of 1.32%, from 84,589 people in 2019 to 85,706 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other employed by various industries. Broadcasting (except internet) employs the largest share of Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other at  19.4%, followed by Motion pictures & video industries with 18.1% and Sound recording industries with 6.24%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other in the US. The average age of male Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other in the workforce is 39.5 and of female Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other is 36.1, and the most common race/ethnicity for Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

76.3k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 6,780
9.4k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 2,380

89% of Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

71% of Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 8.55% of Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other.

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Age by Sex

39.5
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.2
36.1
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 3.27

The median age of Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other is 39.1, and Male employees are generally 3.4 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other is Communications but a relatively high number of Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other hold a major in Communication Technologies.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other need many skills, but most especially Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other need more than the average amount of Equipment Selection, Equipment Maintenance, and Repairing.

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