Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does a Recording Engineer make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

Experience

Industry

$56,812 / yrTotal Pay
$52,563 / yrBase Pay
$4,249 / yrAdditional Pay

$56,812

 / yr
$33K$97K
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The estimated total pay for a Recording Engineer is $56,812 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $52,563 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $4,249 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Igloo MusicRecording EngineerSee 2 salaries from all locations

$31

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Recording EngineerSee 2 salaries from all locations

$69,034

 / yr

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 / yr

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 / yr

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 / yr

$58,817

 / yr

$67,108

 / yr

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Radio Board Operator

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$19

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Audio Technician

United States of America

 | <1 year

$15

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

<1 year
Yesterday
Board Operator

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$19

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Sound Designer/Composer

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$15

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Sound Designer

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$87,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

4-6 years
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Board Operator

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$17

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
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Music Producer

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$20

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

4-6 years
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Sound Designer

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$84,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday

Recording Engineer pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Recording Engineer is $52,563 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Recording Engineer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 53 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Recording Engineer employees.

The highest salary for a Recording Engineer in United States is $89,275 per year.

The lowest salary for a Recording Engineer in United States is $30,947 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming a Recording Engineer or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a Recording Engineer.