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Microphone Boom Operator Salary

$73,614 (USD)

Average Salary

$35/hr

Average Hourly

$2,010

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 13, 2019

The average pay for a Microphone Boom Operator is $73,614 a year and $35 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Microphone Boom Operator is between $52,572 and $90,915. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Microphone Boom Operator. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Moves levers on adjustable boom to position microphone in proximity of performers during filming of motion picture or television broadcasts: attaches microphone to rubber supports at end of boom and places preamplifier in container attached to boom as directed by sound mixer.
  • Connects microphone wires to preamplifier and preamplifier wires to sound mixing apparatus.
  • Positions microphone so as not to cast shadows or come in view of camera.
  • Moves boom according to script and position of performers.
Microphone Boom Operator Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Media and Communication Workers, All Other

Job family population: 20,420

Estimated population of Microphone Boom Operator jobs: 225

Rate of error: 4.4%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$85,339
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Microphone Boom Operator Job Listings for United States

Lead Cinematographer
Oct 6
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FabCom - Integrated Strategic Marketing
... operating the following equipment: BlackMagic Design Cameras DaVinici Resolve NuKe Editing Modo Cinema 4D Full range of Lenses Full Drone package DSLR LED Lighting Green/White Screen Boom Microphone ...

The average pay for a Microphone Boom Operator is $73,614 a year and $35 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Microphone Boom Operator is between $52,572 and $90,915. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Microphone Boom Operator. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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