How much does a Sound Engineer make?

Updated Dec 3, 2021

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$49,979 /yr
Average Base Pay

48 salaries

$27K

Low

$50K

Average

$94K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The average salary for Sound Engineer is $49,979 per year in the United States. The average additional cash compensation for a Sound Engineer in the United States is undefined, with a range from undefined - undefined. Salaries estimates are based on 48 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Sound Engineer employees in the United States.

What is the salary trajectory for a Audio Engineer?

$53,540 /yrAudio Engineer
$85,310 /yrSenior Audio Engineer
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What are some related job titles for a Sound Engineer?

Audio Engineer

$53,540

per year

Music Producer

$54,020

per year

Sound Editor

$66,685

per year

Sound Technician

$48,896

per year

What is the average pay for a Sound Engineer at different companies?

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Freelancer
4.2

Freelancer

Sound Engineer - Hourly

$38

 /hr
Range: $17 - $65

$17

$65

$17 - $65 Range

Live Nation Entertainment
4

Live Nation Entertainment

Sound Engineer - Hourly

$23

 /hr
Range: $16 - $24

$16

$24

$16 - $24 Range

DAS Audio

Sound Engineer

$47,849

 /yr
Range: $47K - $66K

$47K

$66K

$47,494 - $66,018 Range

Self
4.6

Self

Sound Engineer - Hourly Contractor
About 

$31 -$82

 hourly

$31

$82

$31 - $82 Range

Complex
4.1

Complex

Sound Engineer

$72K

$78K

$71,755 - $78,429 Range

Owens Community College
3.5

Owens Community College

Sound Engineer - Hourly
About 

$9 -$10

 hourly

$9

$10

$9 - $10 Range

US Army
3.8

US Army

Sound Engineer

$30K

$33K

$30,257 - $32,921 Range

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T-Mobile
3.9

T-Mobile

Sound Engineer - Hourly
About 

$12 -$13

 hourly

$12

$13

$12 - $13 Range

Aramark
3.4

Aramark

Sound Engineer - Hourly
About 

$13 -$14

 hourly

$13

$14

$13 - $14 Range

Freelancer
4.2

Freelancer

Sound Engineer - Hourly
About 

$24 -$26

 hourly

$24

$26

$24 - $26 Range

Asurion
3.5

Asurion

Sound Engineer - Hourly
About 

$15 -$16

 hourly

$15

$16

$15 - $16 Range

ABC
3.9

ABC

Sound Engineer - Hourly Intern
About 

$10 -$11

 hourly

$10

$11

$10 - $11 Range

Emory University
4.2

$39K

$42K

$38,756 - $41,570 Range

Little Caesar's
3.3

Little Caesar's

Sound Engineer - Hourly
About 

$10 -$11

 hourly

$10

$11

$10 - $11 Range

WarnerMedia
3.9

WarnerMedia

Sound Engineer

$75K

$81K

$74,804 - $81,235 Range

Self
4.6

Self

Sound Engineer
About 

$53K -$57K

$53K

$57K

$52,531 - $56,952 Range

4

Nones

Sound Engineer - Hourly
About 

$10 -$11

 hourly

$10

$11

$10 - $11 Range

Caesars Entertainment
3.6

$65K

$70K

$64,634 - $69,951 Range

Wolters Kluwer
3.8

$39K

$42K

$39,192 - $41,992 Range

Live Nation Entertainment
4

Live Nation Entertainment

Sound Engineer - Hourly
About 

$20 -$22

 hourly

$20

$22

$20 - $22 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Sound Engineer salaries

The national average salary for a Sound Engineer is $49,979 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Sound Engineer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 48 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Sound Engineer employees.

The highest salary for a Sound Engineer in United States is $93,531 per year.

The lowest salary for a Sound Engineer in United States is $26,706 per year.

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

Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent sound engineer salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$39,301
per year
An Audio Engineer in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL Area area reported making $39,301 per year
Job Highlights
Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL Area area
Self-Employed
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$11
hourly
A Sound Engineer in the Detroit, MI Area area reported making $11 per hour
Job Highlights
Detroit, MI Area area
Part-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Private
$103,000
per year
An IT/AV Engineer in the Sacramento, CA Area area reported making $103,000 per year
Additional Pay
$1k cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Sacramento, CA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Nonprofit Organization
$10
hourly
An Audio Engineer in the Tampa, FL Area area reported making $10 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Tampa, FL Area area
Part-time
 
10000+ employees
College / University
$70,000
per year
An Audio Engineer/Audio Producer in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $70,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Los Angeles, CA Area area
Contract
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
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