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Videotape Engineer Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$49,754 (USD)

Average Salary

$24/hr

Average Hourly

$821

Average Bonus

Last updated: May 20, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Videotape Engineer is $49,754 a year and $24 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Videotape Engineer is between $36,899 and $60,487. 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:
  • Sets up and operates videotaping equipment to record and play back television programs, applying knowledge of videotaping equipment operation: reads television programming log to ascertain program to be recorded or program to be aired.
  • Selects source, such as satellite or studio, from which program will be recorded, and selects videotaping equipment on which program will be recorded.
  • Observes monitor to verify that station is on-air, and informs supervisor if station not on-air.
  • Cleans videotape path to remove contaminants that would affect quality of recording or playback, and mounts videotape onto videotaping equipment.
  • Sets audio level, and records test pattern and program onto videotape, using videotaping equipment.
  • Verifies quality of recording, using videotape equipment, and informs designated personnel of quality of recording.
  • Inspects tape for defective ends, removes defective end, using cutting tool, and mounts videotape onto videotaping equipment to play back program.
  • Starts videotaping equipment and turns video and color monitors on to verify setting of video and color levels.
  • Observes scales in video and color monitors and operates controls to adjust video and color levels.
  • Cues program, using videotaping equipment, and places videotaping equipment in remote control mode for use by other operator.
  • May operate videotaping equipment to dub and edit tapes.
  • May wire audio and video patch bays (socketed equipment that allows for transfer of audio and video signals between different pieces of equipment, via cables).
  • May set up videotaping equipment to play station bre.
Videotape Engineer Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Broadcast Technicians

Job family population: 30,390

Estimated population of Videotape Engineer jobs: 2,161

Rate of error: 5.0%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$57,679
5 Year Change:
16 %

Education

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Skills

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