Microphone player - Salary and Career
Audio Technicians

Microphone player - 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 Microphone player earn

A Microphone player earns between $1.532 and $16.203 per month, with an average monthly salary of $5.243 and a median salary of $2.670 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 14 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).


Salary ranges for the Microphone player

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 5.243 62.919 1.311 24
1º Quartile 1.532 18.384 383 7
Median Salary 2.670 32.042 668 12
3º Quartile 12.357 148.286 3.089 57
Higher Salary 16.203 194.437 4.051 75


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

Related Positions:




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 Microphone player

Audio Technicians must:

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

  • Activities

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


    Sectors that hire Microphone player the most in the job market

    • movie, video and television program production activities
    • sales promotion
    • hairdressers
    • radio activities
    • temporary labor lease
    • activities of religious organizations
    • retail merchandise in general, with predominance of food products - minimarkets, grocery stores and warehouses




    Featured Professions:

    Tool master - Salary and Career
    metal machining, forming and treating supervisors

    Tool master