Becoming an Audio Producer via Online Education?

At the very least, online education can help you lay a foundation and/or open up alternate career paths. Grand Canyon University is a US school (accredited) offering audio production courses to train individuals to become top-notch audio production engineers, audio professionals, audio engineers, audio producers, sound engineers, sound technicians, etc. Currently, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics there are 25,460 people employed as media and communication workers alone in America, and their average annual salary is $50,680. Audio and video equipment technicians make on average $42,450 per year and there are about 46,070 of them employed today. Colleges and universities like Grand Canyon University that provide online education are successfully launching workers into this field.

Audio Producer Salary Information

Category: Media and communication workers, all other

Total # Employed in the US 25,460
Average Hourly Wage: $24.37/hr
Hourly Wage Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$11.42 $15.07 $20.52 $29.91 $41.57
Average Yearly Salary $50,680
Yearly Salary Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$23,750 $31,350 $42,680 $62,210 $86,460
Employment Demographics
% OF WORKERS WITH
< High School Diploma High School Diploma Some College Associate Degree Bachelor Degree Master Degree Doctoral Degree
2.9% 10.9% 23.6% 14.2% 30.2% 13.9% 4.4%
Media and communication workers, all other — WAGES BY STATE, SORTED BY SALARY
STATEAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
Missouri $34.8/hr $72,390
Florida $30.66/hr $63,780
Colorado $29.38/hr $61,110
Oklahoma $28.68/hr $59,640
Idaho $28.42/hr $59,120
Maine $26.45/hr $55,020
Connecticut $25.89/hr $53,860
North Dakota $25.63/hr $53,310
Wyoming $24.89/hr $51,770
Nebraska $24.09/hr $50,110
Tennessee $23.39/hr $48,640
Alaska $23.31/hr $48,480
New York $23.1/hr $48,060
Washington $22.37/hr $46,520
Kansas $21.97/hr $45,690
New Hampshire $21.84/hr $45,430
Montana $21.77/hr $45,280
Mississippi $21.49/hr $44,700
Arkansas $21.48/hr $44,680
Delaware $21/hr $43,670
Wisconsin $20.9/hr $43,470
Indiana $20.71/hr $43,070
Hawaii $20.68/hr $43,010
Maryland $19.55/hr $40,650
Guam $19.49/hr $40,550
South Carolina $19.4/hr $40,360
Alabama $18.5/hr $38,480
Michigan $18.37/hr $38,220
Utah $17.82/hr $37,060
Louisiana $17.44/hr $36,280
New Jersey $17.37/hr $36,130
Virginia $17.21/hr $35,800
Oregon $16.78/hr $34,900
Kentucky $15.78/hr $32,820
Massachusetts $15.64/hr $32,530
California $13.79/hr $28,680


Category: Audio and video equipment technicians

Total # Employed in the US 46,070
Average Hourly Wage: $20.41/hr
Hourly Wage Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$10.5 $13.82 $18.8 $25.83 $33.18
Average Yearly Salary $42,450
Yearly Salary Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$21,840 $28,740 $39,100 $53,720 $69,020
Employment Demographics
% OF WORKERS WITH
< High School Diploma High School Diploma Some College Associate Degree Bachelor Degree Master Degree Doctoral Degree
2.3% 19.6% 29.5% 14.8% 29.5% 3.6% 0.7%
Audio and video equipment technicians — WAGES BY STATE, SORTED BY SALARY
STATEAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
North Dakota $27.55/hr $57,300
Oklahoma $25.6/hr $53,240
Florida $25.5/hr $53,050
New York $22.11/hr $45,980
Colorado $22.04/hr $45,840
District of Columbia $22.01/hr $45,780
Delaware $21.58/hr $44,880
Virginia $20.91/hr $43,490
Mississippi $20.74/hr $43,130
Nebraska $20.28/hr $42,170
Arkansas $19.95/hr $41,500
Missouri $19.87/hr $41,320
Kansas $19.86/hr $41,320
Maryland $19.46/hr $40,480
Iowa $19.2/hr $39,930
Connecticut $18.63/hr $38,750
Kentucky $18.53/hr $38,540
North Carolina $18.5/hr $38,480
Wyoming $18.35/hr $38,160
Idaho $18.2/hr $37,850
Utah $18.1/hr $37,650
Hawaii $18.1/hr $37,640
South Carolina $18.02/hr $37,470
Alaska $17.99/hr $37,420
Puerto Rico $17.66/hr $36,730
New Hampshire $17.61/hr $36,630
Michigan $17.28/hr $35,940
Oregon $17.18/hr $35,740
California $16.8/hr $34,940
Wisconsin $16.69/hr $34,710
Maine $16.51/hr $34,340
Guam $16.43/hr $34,180
Montana $16.4/hr $34,110
Ohio $15.83/hr $32,920
Louisiana $15.52/hr $32,290
Massachusetts $15.22/hr $31,670
Washington $15.13/hr $31,470
Tennessee $15.06/hr $31,320
West Virginia $14.84/hr $30,860
South Dakota $14.64/hr $30,440
New Mexico $14.59/hr $30,340
Alabama $14.43/hr $30,010
Nevada $14.02/hr $29,170
Pennsylvania $13.63/hr $28,350
New Jersey $13.09/hr $27,230


Category: Radio operators

Total # Employed in the US 870
Average Hourly Wage: $20.86/hr
Hourly Wage Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$10.29 $14.92 $20.69 $26.65 $32.38
Average Yearly Salary $43,400
Yearly Salary Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$21,400 $31,040 $43,040 $55,430 $67,340
Employment Demographics
% OF WORKERS WITH
< High School Diploma High School Diploma Some College Associate Degree Bachelor Degree Master Degree Doctoral Degree
2.3% 19.6% 29.5% 14.8% 29.5% 3.6% 0.7%
Radio operators — WAGES BY STATE, SORTED BY SALARY
STATEAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
Oklahoma $25.93/hr $53,930
Montana $25.46/hr $52,960
Missouri $19.58/hr $40,730
South Carolina $15.2/hr $31,610
Kansas $14.27/hr $29,680
Massachusetts $13.79/hr $28,690


Category: Sound engineering technicians

Total # Employed in the US 15,560
Average Hourly Wage: $25.93/hr
Hourly Wage Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$11.26 $15.6 $22.29 $32.21 $45.32
Average Yearly Salary $53,940
Yearly Salary Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$23,420 $32,450 $46,370 $67,010 $94,270
Employment Demographics
% OF WORKERS WITH
< High School Diploma High School Diploma Some College Associate Degree Bachelor Degree Master Degree Doctoral Degree
2.3% 19.6% 29.5% 14.8% 29.5% 3.6% 0.7%
Sound engineering technicians — WAGES BY STATE, SORTED BY SALARY
STATEAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
Florida $34.04/hr $70,790
Colorado $33.58/hr $69,840
New Jersey $31.85/hr $66,240
Idaho $28.96/hr $60,240
Delaware $27.95/hr $58,150
Oklahoma $27.47/hr $57,150
New York $27.04/hr $56,250
North Dakota $26.96/hr $56,070
Missouri $26.31/hr $54,720
Tennessee $24.84/hr $51,660
Nebraska $22.94/hr $47,720
Kansas $22.66/hr $47,140
Virginia $21.69/hr $45,110
Kentucky $21.46/hr $44,640
Indiana $21.13/hr $43,960
New Mexico $21.08/hr $43,840
Mississippi $20.93/hr $43,540
Montana $20.83/hr $43,320
Oregon $20.78/hr $43,220
Guam $20.75/hr $43,170
South Carolina $20.06/hr $41,720
Washington $20/hr $41,610
Utah $19.89/hr $41,370
New Hampshire $19.65/hr $40,860
Hawaii $19.45/hr $40,450
Wyoming $19.17/hr $39,880
Ohio $18.55/hr $38,580
Maryland $18.21/hr $37,870
Arkansas $17.84/hr $37,110
Connecticut $17.1/hr $35,570
Wisconsin $16.98/hr $35,310
Massachusetts $16.75/hr $34,850
South Dakota $15.4/hr $32,030
Maine $14.63/hr $30,430
Alabama $13.64/hr $28,360


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