Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does an Audio Engineer make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

Experience

Industry

$53,583 / yrTotal Pay
$49,819 / yrBase Pay
$3,763 / yrAdditional Pay

$53,583

 / yr
$33K$88K
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The estimated total pay for a Audio Engineer is $53,583 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $49,819 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 $3,763 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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Total Pay Trajectory

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$53,583 /yr
Audio Engineer
$74,432 /yr
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Related Job Titles

For Audio Engineer

Some related job titles are Audio Technician Salaries with median pay of $43,586, Audio Video Engineer Salaries with median pay of $57,330, Audio Visual Salaries with median pay of $61,683, Music Producer Salaries with median pay of $56,060.

Top Paying Companies

For an Audio Engineer in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for an Audio Engineer in United States. Employers include Meta, Apple and Audible.

1
Meta
$169,070/yr
2
Apple
$125,173/yr

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Top Paying Industries

For an Audio Engineer in United States

The top 5 paying industries for an Audio Engineer in United States are Information Technology with a median total pay of $147,121, Human Resources & Staffing with a median total pay of $70,781, Manufacturing with a median total pay of $68,744, Media & Communication with a median total pay of $64,796, and Personal Consumer Services with a median total pay of $58,770.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Information TechnologyInformation Technology$147,121

    56% Higher than other industries

  • Human Resources & StaffingHuman Resources & Staffing$70,781

    8% Higher than other industries

  • ManufacturingManufacturing$68,744

    5% Higher than other industries

  • Media & CommunicationMedia & Communication$64,796

    0% Lower than other industries

  • Personal Consumer ServicesPersonal Consumer Services$58,770

    11% Lower than other industries

Information Technology

Top paying companies in Information Technology for Audio Engineer are Meta and Apple.

MetaMeta$169,070/yr
AppleApple$125,173/yr

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What is the pay outlook for Engineering?

Engineering jobs are in high demand with workers receiving generous compensation packages and bonuses. Engineering offers ample opportunity for growth and development with transferable skills across an array of fields from software, supply chain and logistics to aerospace. Most roles require at least a bachelor’s degree. To remain competitive, job-seekers should consider specialization or skill-specific programs such as coding boot-camps or certifications.

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Audio Video Specialist

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$70,900

/yr

$68K | $3K

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
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IT/AV Engineer

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$70,000

/yr

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1-3 years
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A1 Audio Engineer

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$35

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
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Audio Engineer

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$115,000

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Submitted2 days ago

15+ years
2 days ago
Audio Engineer

United States of America

 | <1 year

$17

/hr

Submitted2 days ago

<1 year
2 days ago
Audio Video Specialist

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$37

/hr

Submitted2 days ago

10-14 years
2 days ago

Audio Engineer pay FAQ

The national average salary for an Audio Engineer is $49,819 per year in United States. Filter by location to see an Audio Engineer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 1256 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by an Audio Engineer employees.

The highest salary for an Audio Engineer in United States is $80,836 per year.

The lowest salary for an Audio Engineer in United States is $30,704 per year.

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