Audio equipment installer - Salary and Career
Audio Technicians

Audio equipment installer - 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 equipment installer earn

A Audio equipment installer 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 Averwage.com 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 Audio equipment installer

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 Audio equipment installer

Audio Technicians must:

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

  • Activities

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


    Sectors that hire Audio equipment installer the most in the job market

    • multimedia communication services - scm
    • electrical installation and maintenance
    • specialized retailer of home appliances and audio and video equipment
    • access providers to communications networks
    • specialized retailer of telephony and communication equipment
    • maintenance of stations and telecommunications networks
    • technical support, maintenance and other information technology services
    • retail trade of new parts and accessories for motor vehicles
    • manufacture of precast reinforced concrete structures, in series and on order
    • rental of other commercial and industrial machinery and equipment, without operator




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