Broadcast Technicians

3.0/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
53%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
-2%
by 2031
WAGES
$44,740
or $21.51 hourly
VOLUME
25,270
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 53% (Robots are watching)

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Broadcast Technicians' job openings is expected to decline by -2% by 2031
'Broadcast Technicians' is expected to be a very slow growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Broadcast Technicians' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Broadcast Technicians' was $44,740, or $21.51 hourly
'Broadcast Technicians' are paid 2.2% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as broadcast technicians?

As of 2021 there were 25,270 people employed as Broadcast Technicians within the United States.
This represents around 0.02% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 5 thousand people are employed as Broadcast Technicians.

Job description

Set up, operate, and maintain the electronic equipment used to acquire, edit, and transmit audio and video for radio or television programs. Control and adjust incoming and outgoing broadcast signals to regulate sound volume, signal strength, and signal clarity. Operate satellite, microwave, or other transmitter equipment to broadcast radio or television programs.

SOC Code: 27-4012.00

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