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Planetarium Technician Salary
in New York-Manhattan, New York

$78,307 (USD)

Average Salary

$38/hr

Average Hourly

$1,637

Average Bonus

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Planetarium Technician is $78,307 a year and $38 an hour in New York-Manhattan, New York, United States. The average salary range for a Planetarium Technician is between $56,401 and $96,472. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Planetarium Technician. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in New York-Manhattan, New York.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Installs, modifies, operates, and maintains sound and projection equipment used in presentation of planetarium classes and shows: consults with personnel who plan classes and shows to determine feasibility of achieving specified effects, modifications in equipment necessary to create desired effects, and additional equipment or properties to be incorporated into technical equipment layout.
  • Modifies projectors, electro-optic equipment, console controls, and auxiliary instruments, following script or lecture outline, to adjust equipment for producing desired visual effects, basing modifications on knowledge of equipment capabilities, and using handtools, precision instruments, and circuitry diagrams.
  • Selects tapes of musical compositions from planetarium files and records portions of each, as designated in script, to produce tape recording with musical background.
  • Modifies sound system to permit synchronization of recorded commentary and background music with visual presentation.
  • Installs special effect properties, such as models of space ships or slides of ancient interpretations of constellations, in designated positions in dome of theater, and secures properties to control wires or machinery to facilitate manipulation of properties according to script or lecture outline, using handtools.
  • Operates electro-optic, audio, and auxiliary equipment to present show or to complement presentation of class lectures.
  • Repairs and maintains equipment, using handtools and precision calibrating and testing instruments, applying knowledge of electronic circuitry and electro-optics, and fol.
Planetarium Technician Job Prevalence in New York-Manhattan, New York, United States

Job family: Audio and Video Equipment Technicians

Job family population: 72,740

Estimated population of Planetarium Technician jobs: 7,785

Rate of error: 2.2%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$90,779
5 Year Change:
16 %

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Skills

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