Microwave operator in production for television and video production companies - Salary and Career
Operational and technical supervisors in audiovisual media

Microwave operator in production for television and video production companies - Career description, activities, functions and salary

Supervise technical and operations activities, define specifications of technical resources, verify conditions of use and conservation of equipment, plan sector activities, budget operational expenses, support events, check signal pipelines, supervise, escalate and evaluate team performance .

How much does an Microwave operator in production for television and video production companies earn

A Microwave operator in production for television and video production companies earns between $1.511 and $9.924 per month, with an average monthly salary of $3.557 and a median salary of $2.376 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 636 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).


Salary ranges for the Microwave operator in production for television and video production companies

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 3.557 42.684 889 19
1º Quartile 1.511 18.131 378 8
Median Salary 2.376 28.513 594 12
3º Quartile 7.568 90.822 1.892 39
Higher Salary 9.924 119.088 2.481 52


Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • medium-level technicians in cultural, communications and sports services
      • technicians in operation of radio stations, television systems and video producers
        • operational and technical supervisors in audiovisual media

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Main workplaces

Operational and technical supervisors in audiovisual media they work on television and radio stations during irregular working hours. They usually work as salaried employees, with a formal contract and occasional supervision, being directly subordinate to the Managers and having subordinates. They work as a team indoors at stations, in the open or in vehicles.


What does it take to work in the field of Operational and technical supervisors in audiovisual media

The exercise of these occupations requires a complete higher education. The full performance of activities requires, on average, three to four years of experience in the area, plus extensive knowledge in information technology and sector-specific software.


Functions and activities of Microwave operator in production for television and video production companies

Operational and technical supervisors in audiovisual media must:

  • supervise technical and operations activities;
  • support in events;
  • give support in events;
  • supervise teams;
  • support events;
  • support in events;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • plan sector activities;

  • Activities

    • demonstrate persuasiveness;
    • negotiate technical-operational and financial resources with relevant areas;
    • request support and maintenance services;
    • monitor the execution of the schedule;
    • command activation of redundancy systems;
    • forward information about technical and operational conditions of the event to related areas;
    • schedule preventive system reviews;
    • participate in pre- and post-demand meetings;
    • enable team training and development;
    • coordinate technical evaluations and approvals of new systems;
    • demonstrate leadership ability;
    • check conditions of use and conservation of equipment;
    • evaluate operability in the scenario;
    • monitor measuring equipment;
    • demonstrate negotiation skills;
    • demonstrate ability to communicate;
    • manage conflicts;
    • request audio, video, data and space segment transmission lines;
    • check signal pipelines;
    • identify team needs;
    • contract electricity supply;
    • demonstrate ability to establish priorities;
    • supervise interconnection of third-party signals with event production;
    • interact with manufacturers and suppliers;
    • budget operating expenses;
    • work under pressure;
    • control the achievement of technical-operational goals;
    • demonstrate creativity;
    • provide support and maintenance service request fulfillment;
    • monitor traffic and media distribution;
    • allocate technical resources;
    • research technological trends;
    • determine specific work procedures;
    • work in partnership with related areas;
    • scaling team;
    • define specification of technical resources;
    • request public and/or private security;
    • participate in team profiling;
    • demonstrate diffuse attention capacity;
    • monitor signal quality;
    • work as a team;
    • demonstrate analytical ability;
    • request recording and broadcast script;
    • demonstrate attentive listening skills;
    • manage the life cycle of equipment and systems;
    • write reports and/or documents;
    • ensure compliance with work safety standards and legislation;
    • consolidate incident reports;
    • demonstrate flexibility ability;
    • evaluate team performance;
    • arrange event logistics resources;
    • alert about replacement of obsolete equipment;
    • participate in the definition of technical-operational goals;
    • manage team composition and movement;
    • monitor project phases;
    • elaborate sectoral performance indicators;
    • participate in the conceptualization of projects and events;
    • hire dedicated link services;
    • perform a technical visit to the event site;
    • check occurrences;


    Sectors that hire Microwave operator in production for television and video production companies the most in the job market

    • open television activities
    • temporary labor lease
    • manufacture of measuring, testing and control apparatus and equipment
    • higher education - undergraduate and postgraduate
    • advertising agencies
    • hotels
    • retailer of clothing and accessories
    • higher education - undergraduate
    • movie, video and television program production activities
    • cleaning in buildings and households




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