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Sound Operator Salary

$52,232 (USD)

Average Salary

$25/hr

Average Hourly

$940

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 06, 2019

The average pay for a Sound Operator is $52,232 a year and $25 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Sound Operator is between $38,205 and $63,923. 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:
  • Monitors and controls output of voices, music, and previously taped sound effects during stage performances, using sound-mixing board.
  • Assesses script of dialog, music, and sound effects as applied to particular scene to determine sound requirements.
Sound Operator Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Sound Engineering Technicians

Job family population: 13,510

Estimated population of Sound Operator jobs: 1,590

Rate of error: 5.7%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$60,551
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or simply America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), it is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe. Most of the country is located in central North America between Canada and Mexico. With an estimated population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the...

Sound Operator Job Listings for United States

Lead Machine Operator- Days (7am-7pm)
Oct 3
Phoenix, AZ, USA
PAC Worldwide
Leads production personnel in the performance of production operations according to sound operating principles and company policies and procedures. Incorporates integrity, ethical behaviors and ...
Assistant Manager
Nov 28
Ashburn, VA, USA
Goodwin Recruiting - Local Recruiters with National Reach
If you have a great, outgoing personality and are a sound operator, then we want to speak with you! This company prides itself on having very little turnover within the management staff. You will ...
Production Supervisor 2nd Shift
Oct 27
West Chester, OH, USA
Latitude 36 Foods, LLC
... sound operating principles and company policies and procedures. · Reviews daily production schedule for the department to plan work and personnel assignments for the shift. · Organizes work for ...
Supervisor / Lead - Distribution Center
Nov 15
Phoenix, AZ, USA
The McAlear Group, Inc.
Notifies Service Center Manager of any variances immediately. · Supervises and directs warehouse personnel in performing operations according to sound operating principles and company policies and ...
25R Visual Information Equipment Operator-Maintainer
Dec 6
Ft Mcclellan, AL, USA
Army National Guard
As the Visual Information Equipment Operator-Maintainer, your primary responsibility will be to ... sound equipment • Scripting and special effects techniques Helpful Skills • Interest in ...

The average pay for a Sound Operator is $52,232 a year and $25 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Sound Operator is between $38,205 and $63,923. 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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Lead Machine Operator- Days (7am-7pm)
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Leads production personnel in the performance of production operations according to sound operating principles and company policies and procedures. Incorporates integrity, ethical behaviors and ...
Assistant Manager
Nov 28
Ashburn, VA, USA
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If you have a great, outgoing personality and are a sound operator, then we want to speak with you! This company prides itself on having very little turnover within the management staff. You will ...
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