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Sound Recording Technician Salary
in San Francisco, California

$71,029 (USD)

Average Salary

$34/hr

Average Hourly

$1,357

Average Bonus

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Sound Recording Technician is $71,029 a year and $34 an hour in San Francisco, California, United States. The average salary range for a Sound Recording Technician is between $51,665 and $87,145. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Sound Recording Technician. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in San Francisco, California.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Operates disk or tape recording machine to record music, dialog, or sound effects of phonograph recording sessions, radio broadcasts, television shows, training courses, or conferences, or to transfer transcribed material to sound-recording medium: threads tape through recording device or places blank disk on turntable.
  • Moves lever to regulate speed of turntable.
  • Places cutting stylus on record.
  • Examines grooves during cutting by stylus to determine if grooves are level, using microscope.
  • Turns knobs on cutting arm to shift or adjust weight of stylus and cause grooves to be cut evenly.
  • Starts recording machine and moves switches to open microphone and tune in live or recorded programs.
  • Listens through earphone to detect imperfections of recording machines or extraneous noises emanating from recording studio or production stage.
  • Observes dials, mounted on machine, to ensure that volume level and intensity remain within specified limits.
  • Removes filled reel or completed recordings from machine and attaches identifying labels.
  • Keeps record of recordings in logbook.
  • May service and repair recording machines and allied equipment.
  • May be designated according to type of machine used as disk-recording-machine operator; tape-recording-machine operator.
  • When transcribing to disk used in production of phonograph records, may be designated dubbing-machine operator.
  • When recording live television programs in monochrome or color on magnetic tape is designated videotape-recording engineer.
Sound Recording Technician Job Prevalence in San Francisco, California, United States

Job family: Sound Engineering Technicians

Job family population: 13,370

Estimated population of Sound Recording Technician jobs: 1,795

Rate of error: 4.3%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$82,342
5 Year Change:
16 %

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Description: San Francisco (, Spanish: [sam fɾanˈsisko]; Spanish for "Saint Francis"), officially City and County of San Francisco and colloquially known by its initialism SF, is a city in, and the cultural, commercial, and financial center of, Northern California. San Francisco is the 13th most populous city in the United States, and the fourth most populous in California, with 883,305 residents as of 2018. It covers an area of about 46.89 square miles (121.4 km2), mostly at the north end of the San Francisco Peninsula in the San Francisco Bay Area, making it the second most densely populated large U.S. city, and the fifth most...

Sound Recording Technician Job Listings for San Francisco, California

EMT / Emergency Medical Technician
Apr 17
San Francisco, CA, USA
Amphibious Medics
Ability to remain calm, react quickly, make sound decisions and respond appropriately in emergency ... Maintain medical records and medical records database for site * Maintain on-site inventory ...
HVAC Service Technician
May 14
Fremont, CA, USA
TechSmart Air Conditioning, Inc.
Valid driver's license with the ability to pass driving record check, drug and background check. ... sound judgment, tactful and mature confidence. * Technical school training and/or 5 years ...
HVAC Service Technician
Apr 29
Mountain View, CA, USA
TechSmart Air Conditioning, Inc.
Valid driver's license with the ability to pass driving record check, drug and background check. ... sound judgment, tactful and mature confidence. * Technical school training and/or 5 years ...
HVAC Service Technician
Apr 29
San Jose, CA, USA
TechSmart Air Conditioning, Inc.
Valid driver's license with the ability to pass driving record check, drug and background check. ... sound judgment, tactful and mature confidence. * Technical school training and/or 5 years ...
On - call Temporary Wildlife and Fisheries Field Technicians
Jun 14
Berkeley, CA, USA
Stillwater Sciences
... sound science Depending on the project, the field technician may be responsible for: · Pre ... recording and entering data with quality control checks · Maintaining good communication with ...

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Sound Recording Technician is $71,029 a year and $34 an hour in San Francisco, California, United States. The average salary range for a Sound Recording Technician is between $51,665 and $87,145. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Sound Recording Technician. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in San Francisco, California.

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Sound Recording Technician Job Listings for San Francisco, California

EMT / Emergency Medical Technician
Apr 17
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Amphibious Medics
Ability to remain calm, react quickly, make sound decisions and respond appropriately in emergency ... Maintain medical records and medical records database for site * Maintain on-site inventory ...
HVAC Service Technician
May 14
Fremont, CA, USA
TechSmart Air Conditioning, Inc.
Valid driver's license with the ability to pass driving record check, drug and background check. ... sound judgment, tactful and mature confidence. * Technical school training and/or 5 years ...
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