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Occupational Employment Statistics


27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians

Set up, or set up and operate audio and video equipment including microphones, sound speakers, video screens, projectors, video monitors, recording equipment, connecting wires and cables, sound and mixing boards, and related electronic equipment for concerts, sports events, meetings and conventions, presentations, and news conferences. May also set up and operate associated spotlights and other custom lighting systems. Excludes "Sound Engineering Technicians" (27-4014).

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 5010$24.87/hr$18.19/hr$18.77/hr$24.24/hr$26.29/hr$33.62/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities70$18.66/hr
Financial Activities40$32.73/hr
Professional and Business Services110$35.32/hr
Education and Health Services210$25.51/hr
Leisure and Hospitality160$28.69/hr
Other Services30$24.49/hr
Public Administration70$22.17/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Minnesota 20$24.59/hr21.7%
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 20$23.56/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 20$22.28/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 20$14.42/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 30$21.21/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 40$21.79/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 40$24.24/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 50$24.24/hr6.7%
St Cloud MN MSA 50$24.63/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 60$18.62/hr17.4%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 60$18.62/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 60$24.59/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 80$24.07/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 90$22.05/hr12.5%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,320$21.18/hr19.8%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,360$21.18/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,710$21.21/hr18.9%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change -
Sound Engineering Technicians 210$37.45/hrN/A
Broadcast Technicians 330$26.25/hr6.7%
Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Film 270$17.98/hr15.7%

  • Construct and position properties, sets, lighting equipment, and other equipment.
  • Install, adjust, and operate electronic equipment to record, edit, and transmit radio and television programs, motion pictures, video conferencing, or multimedia presentations.
  • Mix and regulate sound inputs and feeds or coordinate audio feeds with television pictures.
  • Meet with directors and senior members of camera crews to discuss assignments and determine filming sequences, camera movements, and picture composition.
  • Determine formats, approaches, content, levels, and mediums to effectively meet objectives within budgetary constraints, using research, knowledge, and training.
  • Diagnose and resolve media system problems.
  • Edit videotapes by erasing and removing portions of programs and adding video or sound as required.
  • Control the lights and sound of events, such as live concerts, before and after performances, and during intermissions.
  • Meet with directors and senior members of camera crews to discuss assignments and determine filming sequences, camera movements, and picture composition.
  • Compress, digitize, duplicate, and store audio and video data.