What does an Audio Engineer Intern do?

Audio engineers use machinery and equipment to record, synchronize, mix, or produce sounds including music, voice work, or sound effects. They work on movie productions, music recordings, live shows, and video games. They are responsible for minimizing unwanted sound and regulating volume levels on sound quality. They set up ambient sound microphones, collaborate with producers and performers, provide oversight for live productions, and meet clients’ quality standards. They must maintain and repair equipment and replace it when necessary.

Audio engineers ensure they obtain the desired sound as requested by musicians and record producers using various technical tools. They take sound and edit it by joining parts of songs, adding synthetic sounds, using auto-tune functions, and mixing tracks. Audio engineers often attend post-secondary vocal programs and receive certification.

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Work/Life Balance
4.0 ★
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Career Opportunity
3.9 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Audio Engineer Intern Salaries

Average Base Pay

$65,208 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$41K
Median: $65K
$103K
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Audio Engineer Intern Career Path

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L1
Audio Engineer Intern
$65,208/yr
L2
Audio Engineer
$53,540/yr
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Audio Engineer Intern Insights

Read what Audio Engineer Intern professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Toyota Motor CorporationToyota Motor Corporation
Engineering Intern
Feb 17, 2021

“My internship was not well planned out and I didn't have much to do while I was there.”

Matt and Phreds
Sound Engineer
Jul 30, 2020

“Great Musicians who I got to work with and some really nice members of staff.”

Watlow Electric ManufacturingWatlow Electric Manufacturing
Engineering Intern
Nov 30, 2020

“Working at headquarters was a great opportunity for an intern with ample opportunities to network and build a career foundation.”

BAE Systems USABAE Systems USA
Engineering Intern
Feb 8, 2021

“time even though everyone told me I did good work and multiple coworkers went to bat for me repeatedly.”

Ballibay Summer Arts CampBallibay Summer Arts Camp
Head of Audio
Sep 24, 2021

“The way the camp helps foster creativity within both the adults and campers is truly amazing.”

AI CorporationAI Corporation
ITS A Secret
Oct 1, 2019

“The job afforded me excellent opportunities which I will be forever grateful and has certainly helped further my career.”

FOX NewsFOX News
Freelance Audio Newsgatherer
Feb 5, 2021

“It's a great place to build your resume and get a decent salary as a freelancer.”

Folkmoot
Sound Technician
May 20, 2021

“Being able to work with and see different cultures and types of dance and performance is amazing.”

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