Radio transmitter operator - Salary and Career
Sound/audiovisual recording operation technicians

Radio transmitter operator - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They operate radio and television station equipment, organize and execute the station's programming schedule, handle audio (soundtracks, music, vignettes, commercials, promotional calls and programs) and manipulate audio and video. They check the technical quality of the recorded and generated content, in addition to managing signal traffic. In the exercise of activities, they mobilize time management skills, as well as communicative skills to interact with technical, programming and commercial teams.

How much does an Radio transmitter operator earn

A Radio transmitter operator earns between $1.215 and $3.387 per month, with an average monthly salary of $1.751 and a median salary of $1.456 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 6 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).


Salary ranges for the Radio transmitter operator

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 1.751 21.017 438 8
1º Quartile 1.215 14.580 304 6
Median Salary 1.456 17.472 364 7
3º Quartile 2.583 30.998 646 12
Higher Salary 3.387 40.646 847 16


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
        • sound/audiovisual recording operation technicians

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Main workplaces

Sound/audiovisual recording operation technicians they work on radio stations, television stations and in recreational, cultural and sporting activities. They work in the open, indoors or in vehicles, rotating shifts or at irregular hours. They are salaried employees, with a formal contract, who work in teams, under occasional supervision. Some of the activities performed are subject to noise, time pressure and radiation that can lead to stress.


What does it take to work in the field of Sound/audiovisual recording operation technicians

The exercise of occupations requires continuous training within radio and television stations, in order to obtain tacit knowledge linked to the set of equipment to operate, in a process of constant change. The full performance of the activities occurs with experience of one to two years. The required schooling is complete high school.


Functions and activities of Radio transmitter operator

Sound/audiovisual recording operation technicians must:

  • manipulate audio and video;
  • execute programming grid;
  • check the technical quality of content;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • check equipment operation;
  • organize schedule;
  • organize programming grid;
  • audio treatment;
  • check the technical quality of the content;
  • communicate;
  • check technical quality of content;
  • audio treat;
  • handle audio;
  • organize schedule grid;
  • check technical content quality;
  • treat audio;
  • execute schedule grid;
  • run programming grid;
  • manage signal traffic;
  • arrange programming grid;
  • check content technical quality;

  • Activities

    • select signals to service products;
    • connect/disconnect listener line;
    • monitor accessibility features (closed caption, pounds and audio description);
    • generate content;
    • perform primary maintenance;
    • check routine work schedule;
    • capture audio;
    • monitor instruments of indicators of malfunction of systems and equipment;
    • coordinate live program display time;
    • turn equipment on/off;
    • demonstrate organizational skills;
    • level modulation;
    • monitor audio and video quality;
    • align transmission and/or reception equipment;
    • teach auxiliaries (lighting, audio and cableman);
    • issue technical opinion;
    • show suggestions on the station's programming schedule;
    • elaborate text for character display;
    • edit programs;
    • check the material captured;
    • mount playlist with contents to display;
    • demonstrate diffuse attention capacity;
    • report;
    • check signal;
    • manage time;
    • manage intercom between receptive points of signal generation;
    • type characters;
    • demonstrate ability to concentrate;
    • execute program script change;
    • interact with related areas;
    • install microphones, cables, cameras and lighting;
    • demonstrate initiative ability;
    • receive material;
    • check work routine schedule;
    • perform equipment and systems checklist;
    • prepare stage equipment and resources;
    • change playlist;
    • monitor execution of programming grid;
    • manage intercom between receiving points of signal generation;
    • evaluate received material;
    • check playlist;
    • apply provisions of the relevant legislation;
    • conduct programming according to the schedule established by the broadcaster;
    • record content;
    • channel signals;
    • disclose audience;
    • sequence playlist;
    • synchronize time references;
    • demonstrate sensitivity;
    • trigger contingency and/or redundancy system;
    • select signals to meet the programming grid;
    • demonstrate auditory acuity;
    • record measurements and/or occurrences;
    • adjust programming grid;
    • check signal;
    • distribute audio;
    • report occurrences;
    • monitor entry and exit signals;
    • position microphones, cables, cameras and lighting;
    • insert logo, graphics, watermark and characters;
    • check characters and graphics before they are displayed;
    • monitor technical signal quality;
    • tuning display script;
    • demonstrate creativity;
    • demonstrate visual acuity;
    • demonstrate logical reasoning;
    • synchronize schedule with network;
    • check contents to be displayed;
    • demonstrate dedication;
    • work under pressure;
    • monitor audience;
    • work as a team;
    • master product;
    • check screenplay;
    • inform affiliates about schedule (time and/or show schedule , interval configuration);
    • archive final content;
    • check equipment configuration;
    • adjust video levels and/or standards;
    • operate display systems (table, vt, computers and playlist);
    • select images;
    • sound out videos, vignettes and commercials;
    • detect problems;
    • edit audio (soundtrack, music, vignette, commercial, promotional call);
    • receive schedule change notification;
    • switch transmission and/or reception equipment;
    • prepare reports;
    • adequate format of material for placement;
    • select soundtracks;
    • communicate exhibition scripts to related departments;
    • mix audio;
    • plan media;
    • create frames and/or camera movements;
    • separate equipment and materials;
    • organize display, edit and record content;
    • consolidate display script;
    • start maintenance;
    • test equipment;
    • record audio;
    • demonstrate self-control ability;
    • coordinate show and commercial showtimes;
    • disclose the schedule for different media;
    • organize display, edit, and record content;
    • configure audiovisual equipment;
    • add special audios;
    • check time references;


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