Audio Engineer Salary in the United States

How much does an Audio Engineer make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for an Audio Engineer in the United States is $22 as of September 26, 2019, but the salary range typically falls between $19 and $29. Hourly rate can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

What is an Audio Engineer?

An Audio Engineer (also known as a sound engineer or recording engineer) helps to produce a recording or a live performance, balancing and adjusting sound sources using equalization and audio effects, mixing, reproduction, and reinforcement of sound. Audio engineers work on the "...technical aspect of recording—the placing of microphones, pre-amp knobs, the setting of levels. The physical recording of any project is done by an engineer ... the nuts and bolts." It's a creative hobby and profession where musical instruments and technology are used to produce sound for film, radio, television,...

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These charts show the average hourly wage (core compensation), as well as the average total hourly cash compensation for the job of Audio Engineer in the United States. The average hourly rate for Audio Engineer ranges from $19 to $29 with the average hourly pay of $22. The total hourly cash compensation, which includes base and short-term incentives, can vary anywhere from $19 to $31 with the average total hourly cash compensation of $22.

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Job Openings for Audio Engineer
Ford Audio-Video Systems - Fremont , CA
Prior Experience with Commercial Audio, Video, Lighting Installations * Two-year Electronics Degree ... Programming Experience with Crestron/AMX * Ability to Play a Musical Instrument and/or Read Music ...
ZipRecruiter - 6 days ago
HireSparks AV Recruiting - Concord , NH
You will perform rack wiring, equipment configuration and programming, commissioning, testing, and end-user training for Audio Visual systems. Work Experience Requirements: * 1-2 years' experience ...
ZipRecruiter - 1 day ago
TradeStar - Fort Worth , TX
Audio Video Technician Level III - Will take on full scale installs from walking job site with ... engineering drawings, and service manuals. * Keep records of work orders and test and maintenance ...
ZipRecruiter - 1 day ago
Singularity IM - Palo Alto , CA
We are currently seeking software engineers to join our AV team in working on our real-time audio and video calling application. Hundreds of millions of users use our calling platform every day and ...
ZipRecruiter - 1 day ago
Entech Network Solutions, LLC. -
The Account Manager works closely with Acquisitions to recommend appropriate content strategies for Movies, TV and Audio programming and with Operations to ensure timely delivery. Serving as the ...
LinkedIn - 9 days ago
... engineers for new product design, development, verification, and documentation - Promote and support audio/video system concepts and schemes to various customers in three primary vertical market ...
CyberCoders, Inc - 2 days ago