Assembly technician - Salary and Career
Audio Technicians

Assembly technician - Career description, activities, functions and salary

Configure, operate and monitor sound and recording systems, process and compile sound recordings such as editing records, synchronizing and mixing music, creating sound and recording system designs, installing/uninstalling and testing audio equipment and accessories, performing music and sound archives, selecting and managing repertoire, research new audio reproduction technologies and musical trends. In the case of DJs, they lead the dance floors.

How much does an Assembly technician earn

A Assembly technician earns between $1.129 and $3.138 per month, with an average monthly salary of $1.571 and a median salary of $1.372 according to an salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 5.409 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Assembly technician

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 1.571 18.847 393 7
1º Quartile 1.129 13.552 282 5
Median Salary 1.372 16.466 343 6
3º Quartile 2.393 28.719 598 11
Higher Salary 3.138 37.658 785 15

Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • medium-level technicians in cultural, communications and sports services
      • technicians in sound, scenography and projection equipment operation
        • audio technicians

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Main workplaces

Audio Technicians they work in radio and television stations, studios, concerts, nightclubs, parties, lectures, events, filming, predominantly as self-employed, In the case of sound engineers and music analysts, they work as salaried workers with a formal contract, They carry out their activities under occasional supervision and in a team , with the exception of DJs and music analysts who work individually, They work at irregular hours, indoors, outdoors or in vehicles, They can remain in uncomfortable positions for long periods and are often exposed to intense noise.

What does it take to work in the field of Audio Technicians

Post-secondary training and specialization courses are required for audio system designers and sound designers, high school training and specialization of up to four hundred class hours for other professionals, including microphones and equipment installation technicians. audio may be smaller. The full performance of the activities of audio recording technicians occurs after one or two years, that of DJs after three or four years, that of audio system designers and sound designers, after five years of experience and that of sound engineers and analysts. music requires knowledge and practice in the field.

Functions and activities of Assembly technician

Audio Technicians must:

  • operate recording systems;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • design sound and recording system;
  • play songs and sound files;
  • operate public address systems;
  • design sound & recording system;
  • mount audio equipment and accessories;
  • assemble audio equipment and accessories;
  • communicate;
  • operating recording systems;
  • operating public address systems;
  • treat sound registers;
  • treat sound records;
  • assembling audio equipment and accessories;
  • compile sound records;
  • operating sound systems;
  • play music and sound files;

  • Activities

    • monitoring recorded signals;
    • install/uninstall transducers;
    • demonstrate initiative;
    • interact with related areas;
    • work as a team;
    • archive log media in environments as per technical specifications;
    • recording signals on recording medium (media);
    • testing equipment operation;
    • capturing audio signals for recording system;
    • choose recording medium (media);
    • check electrical power and grounding system;
    • analyze mixed sound records;
    • adjust volume and equalization for the environment/situation;
    • balancing signals from audio sources;
    • demonstrate memorization ability;
    • balancing signals from audio sources;
    • configure recording systems;
    • select repertoire;
    • demonstrate flexibility;
    • set stage map and input list;
    • demonstrate ability to find solutions;
    • organize repertoire;
    • show patience;
    • identify acoustic parameters of the place;
    • demonstrate ability to pay attention to detail;
    • set system electrical power demand;
    • evaluating sound source characteristics (timbre, format and type);
    • check infrastructure conditions for access and installation of equipment;
    • mapping recording tracks;
    • collect information about sound and recording event;
    • balance differences of mixed sound registers;
    • demonstrate concentration;
    • specify equipment, microphones, transducers, cables and connectors (technical rider) ;
    • adapt repertoire to the audience;
    • emulate environments in sound records;
    • sync songs to the same beat;
    • check audio system operation;
    • demonstrate organizational skills;
    • connect/disconnect speaker system;
    • demonstrate creativity;
    • check physical dimensions of the location;
    • equalize sound records;
    • guide microphonist and assistant;
    • manipulate audio files (digital and analog);
    • manage repertoire;
    • balance differences of mixed sound registers;
    • suggest suppliers;
    • analyze music programming script;
    • mix songs;
    • distributing audio signals to other systems;
    • search music (market trends, culture);
    • supervise transport of equipment;
    • adjust system gain structures;
    • minimize noise and distortion;
    • introduce musical styles to clients and/or superiors;
    • analyze recording environment;
    • prepare monitoring system for recording;
    • drive the track;
    • select electroacoustic transducers;
    • demonstrate musical sensitivity;
    • operating specific equipment;
    • select sound records;
    • demonstrate auditory acuity;
    • evaluating sound source characteristics (timbre, shape and type);
    • mixing signals from audio sources;
    • select audio equipment;
    • mix music band;
    • edit sound records;
    • check physical dimensions of the place;
    • discuss event briefing;
    • define technical needs of the event;
    • sound check;
    • monitor recorded signals;
    • search soundtracks;
    • execute equipment installation project;
    • generate master;
    • generate installation drawings and diagrams (asbuilt);
    • set coverage angles, sound pressure levels and frequency response;
    • budget event;
    • check audio distribution uniformity;
    • replace defective equipment;
    • fulfill event script;
    • check system interference levels;
    • interact with the public;
    • select music styles;
    • participate in meeting with production area;
    • analyzing audio signals;
    • work with precision;
    • show patience;
    • mark specific points of tracks, reels and digital files;
    • work under pressure;
    • identify target audience;
    • disclose work;
    • set system power demand;
    • insert audio description;
    • configure public address systems;
    • evaluate sound product quality;
    • clean equipment;
    • control sound record dynamics;
    • sort tracks and reels in predetermined sequence;
    • set sync defaults;
    • positioning audio equipment;
    • transfer sound logs to preset locations;
    • connect/disconnect audio signals;
    • trigger equipment maintenance service;
    • pack equipment;
    • research new audio playback technologies;
    • deal with unforeseen events;
    • demonstrate concentration;
    • archive sound logs in predefined locations;
    • align public address systems;
    • positioning electroacoustic transducers;
    • connect/disconnect audio signals;
    • aligning recording systems;
    • sublime personal musical taste;
    • forward music programming to ecad;
    • search sound effects (foley);

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