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How much does an Audio Engineer make in the United States?

Average Audio Engineer Hourly Wage in the United States

Audio Engineers earn a median hourly wage of $25.64. Hourly wages typically start from $10.82 and go up to $56.99.

Average Audio Engineer Yearly Salary in the United States

Audio Engineers earn a median salary of $53,330 per year. Salaries typically start from $22,510 and go up to $118,530.

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Audio Engineer Earnings by Seniority

Top End Audio Engineer Earnings

The highest earning Audio Engineers in the United States earn:

$56.99
an hour
$118,530
per year
Senior Audio Engineer Earnings

Senior Audio Engineers in the United States earn:

$39.15
an hour
$81,430
per year
Experienced Audio Engineer Earnings

Experienced Audio Engineers in the United States earn:

$25.64
an hour
$53,330
per year
Junior Audio Engineer Earnings

Junior Audio Engineers in the United States earn:

$17.10
an hour
$35,570
per year
Starting Audio Engineer Earnings

Starting Audio Engineers in the United States earn:

$10.82
an hour
$22,510
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Audio Engineer salary comparison

Audio Engineers earn more than 70% percent of Arts careers. Audio Engineer salaries are in the bottom 53% of all careers in the United States.

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Historical salary for Audio Engineers in the United States

Audio Engineer salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Audio Engineer Salary in New York $31.16 $64,810 # 1
Audio Engineer Salary in Nevada $33.73 $70,170 # 2
Audio Engineer Salary in California $29.70 $61,770 # 3
Audio Engineer Salary in Washington $31.78 $66,110 # 4
Audio Engineer Salary in Colorado $24.50 $50,960 # 5
Audio Engineer Salary in Massachusetts $26.37 $54,860 # 6
Audio Engineer Salary in District of Columbia $24.87 $51,730 # 7
Audio Engineer Salary in Oregon $28.03 $58,300 # 8
Audio Engineer Salary in Missouri $31.64 $65,810 # 9
Audio Engineer Salary in New Mexico $26.42 $54,960 # 10
Audio Engineer Salary in Tennessee $23.67 $49,230 # 11
Audio Engineer Salary in Maryland $23.46 $48,790 # 12
Audio Engineer Salary in Indiana $21.68 $45,080 # 13
Audio Engineer Salary in Illinois $23.41 $48,690 # 14
Audio Engineer Salary in Wisconsin $22.49 $46,770 # 15
Audio Engineer Salary in Arkansas $22.87 $47,580 # 16
Audio Engineer Salary in Arizona $18.68 $38,860 # 17
Audio Engineer Salary in Minnesota $24.10 $50,120 # 18
Audio Engineer Salary in Iowa $24.42 $50,800 # 19
Audio Engineer Salary in Pennsylvania $18.93 $39,370 # 20
Audio Engineer Salary in Georgia $18.60 $38,690 # 21
Audio Engineer Salary in Michigan $20.39 $42,420 # 22
Audio Engineer Salary in Ohio $23.29 $48,440 # 23
Audio Engineer Salary in North Carolina $18.93 $39,370 # 24
Audio Engineer Salary in Kentucky $17.78 $36,980 # 25
Audio Engineer Salary in Alabama $17.87 $37,170 # 26
Audio Engineer Salary in Virginia $18.86 $39,230 # 27
Audio Engineer Salary in Texas $17.81 $37,040 # 28
Audio Engineer Salary in Oklahoma $16.60 $34,520 # 29
Audio Engineer Salary in Florida $14.58 $30,320 # 30
Audio Engineer Salary in Utah $8.87 $18,450 # 31
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

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