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Sound Recording Technician Salary
in Illinois, United States

$59,320 (USD)

Average Salary

$29/hr

Average Hourly

$1,133

Average Bonus

Last updated: June 15, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Sound Recording Technician is $59,320 a year and $29 an hour in Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Sound Recording Technician is between $43,149 and $72,780. 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 Illinois, United States.

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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 Illinois, 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:
$68,769
5 Year Change:
16 %

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Skills

About Illinois, United States

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Description: Illinois ( (listen) IL-ə-NOY) is a state in the Midwestern and Great Lakes region of the United States. It has the fifth largest gross domestic product (GDP), the sixth largest population, and the 25th largest land area of all U.S. states. Illinois has been noted as a microcosm of the entire United States. With Chicago in northeastern Illinois, small industrial cities and immense agricultural productivity in the north and center of the state, and natural resources such as coal, timber, and petroleum in the south, Illinois has a diverse economic base, and is a major transportation hub. Chicagoland, Chicago's metropolitan...

Sound Recording Technician Job Listings for Illinois, United States

Maintenance Technician
Jun 12
Chicago, IL, USA
Crescent Foods
Proven ability to think independently and handle multiple projects through to completion Record of ... Demonstrated independent work initiative, sound judgment, diplomacy, analytical ability and ...
Help Desk Technician Level I
May 3
Chicago, IL, USA
efinancial
Established in 1896, Fidelity Life enjoys a long track-record of success and continues to build its reputation of sound fiscal management and customer-focused innovation. In concert with Fidelity ...
Maintenance Technician
Apr 30
Arlington Heights, IL, USA
Sterling Engineering, Inc
Maintain organized documentation, inspection records, etc. Install new electrical and mechanical ... Exhibits sound and accurate judgment. Uses time efficiently. Plans repairs and installations to be ...
CDL Driver - Residential
Jun 11
Decatur, United States
Advanced Disposal
To connect with a recruiter on Driver and Technician careers, text "ADS" to 44844 Be a Champion for ... We are proud to provide cost-effective and environmentally sound solutions for waste/recycling ...
CDL Driver - Residential
May 25
Davis Junction, United States
Advanced Disposal
To connect with a recruiter on Driver and Technician careers, text "ADS" to 44844 Be a Champion for ... We are proud to provide cost-effective and environmentally sound solutions for waste/recycling ...
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