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 25, 2020, 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. 

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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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Leidos - McLean , VA
Leidos Mission Solutions Group is seeking a senior Audio Video Engineer to perform tasks consistent with maintaining all aspects of a video teleconferencing, video capture system, to include working ...
Appcast Agency - 51 days ago
Generally, Museum systems are fully integrated and complex, including network, computer, audio visual, and lighting control. The Systems Engineer will work directly with the client, and with project ...
ZipRecruiter - 59 days ago
Outsource - Tysons Corner , VA
Installation, service, testing, troubleshooting, or programming of numerous Audio Visual Systems including: Crestron, Extron, AMX, Smartboards, etc. * Operation of test equipment: Volt Meter, Ohm ...
ZipRecruiter - 58 days ago
VSC Fire & Security, Inc. - Salem , VA
We are currently looking for Data Communication Technician and Audio Visual Tech with at least one ... Programming and testing To watch a brief video related to the many career opportunitieswith VSC ...
ZipRecruiter - 10 days ago
Outsource - Arlington , VA
Audio Visual Technician - Lead Outsource is looking for experienced Audio Visual Technicians for ... Excellent computer skills for programming * Ability to read blueprints and schematics
ZipRecruiter - 55 days ago
Intrepid Solutions and Services, LLC - Reston , VA
Audio Visual Technician Clearance: Active TS/SCI with CI Poly or Active TS/SCI and willing to take a CI Poly Location: Position is available to operate out of the Reston, VA, or Quantico, VA ...
ZipRecruiter - 15 days ago
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