Audio designer - Salary and Career
Audio Technicians

Audio designer - 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 Audio designer earn

A Audio designer earns between $1.331 and $7.673 per month, with an average monthly salary of $2.997 and a median salary of $2.393 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 145 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Audio designer

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 2.997 35.965 749 14
1º Quartile 1.331 15.971 333 6
Median Salary 2.393 28.715 598 11
3º Quartile 5.852 70.223 1.463 27
Higher Salary 7.673 92.078 1.918 36

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 Audio designer

Audio Technicians must:

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

  • Activities

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

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    • electrical installation and maintenance
    • specialized retailer of home appliances and audio and video equipment
    • manufacture of machinery and equipment for the food, beverage and tobacco industries
    • retail vegetables & vegetables

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