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Sound Recording Technician Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$61,072 (USD)

Average Salary

$29/hr

Average Hourly

$1,166

Average Bonus

Last updated: May 22, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Sound Recording Technician is $61,072 a year and $29 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Sound Recording Technician is between $44,423 and $74,929. 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 Chicago, Illinois.

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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 Chicago, 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:
$70,799
5 Year Change:
16 %

Education

Skills

About Chicago, Illinois

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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,716,450 (2017), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Sound Recording Technician Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

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Are you passionate about environmentally sound products and practices? If so, please read on! We ... With attention to detail, you keep accurate and up-to-date records including logs, work orders, and ...
Tire Repair Technician / Bilingual
Apr 10
Chicago, IL, USA
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The ideal candidate is someone Bilingual in both Spanish and English, had a good driving record ... sound. * Rotate tires to ensure that they are wearing evenly. * Replace a customer's tires to ...
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 ...
Inside Sales Representative
Apr 26
Chicago, IL, USA
J Blanton Plumbing
... record of making sound decisions. Company training must be retained and applied to ensure prompt ... the Technicians to achieve goals • Strong skills in cross training • Schedule customer ...
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