Riverton, UT (population: 43,424) has three audio schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Utah, the highest ranked school in this group with an audio program, has a total student population of 29,284. It is the 129th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Utah.
Audio students from Riverton schools who go on to become audio professionals, audio production engineers, audio engineers, audio recording professionals, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 46,070 people working as audio and video equipment technicians alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $42,450. Also, Sound engineering technicians make on average $53,940 per year and there are about 15,560 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Salt Lake City area alone, there are ** employed sound engineering technicians earning an average salary of $47,200. Audio and video equipment technicians in this area earn $34,590/yr and there are 400 employed.
Riverton lies in Salt Lake county, which is one of the 16 counties in Utah. Overall, the Salt Lake City area has 609,730 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $19.97/hr average worker wage, and a $41,530 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.650 out of every 1000 jobs in Riverton are held by audio and video equipment technicians, and **/1000 are held by sound engineering technicians.
Of the 3 audio schools with a 100-mile radius of Riverton, all of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Utah comes out as the most expensive ($11,363/yr) for audio students, with Utah State University as the lowest, reported at only $10,181/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Riverton|
|South Jordan||UT||57,903||1||13.1531||4||3.0 miles|
|West Valley City||UT||125,842||2||24.4175||17||12.2 miles|
|Salt Lake City||UT||184,856||12||26.413||545||18.0 miles|