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Occupational Employment Statistics


27-4012 Broadcast Technicians

Set up, operate, and maintain the electronic equipment used to transmit radio and television programs. Control audio equipment to regulate volume level and quality of sound during radio and television broadcasts. Operate transmitter to broadcast radio or television programs.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Central Minnesota         

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Professional and Business Services20$36.07/hr
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Leisure and Hospitality120$26.25/hr
Public Administration40$17.48/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Central Minnesota N/AN/A7.4%
Northwest Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Minnesota 20$14.10/hr8.0%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 20$14.18/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 20$36.07/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 20$17.48/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 30$31.30/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 30$14.19/hr8.0%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 30$18.55/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 30$14.19/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 200$26.25/hr9.2%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 210$26.25/hrN/A
Minnesota 330$26.25/hr6.7%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Computer Network Support Specialists 5,180$36.19/hr5.0%
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologists and Technicians 1,790$35.28/hr-1.2%
Audio and Video Technicians 1,710$21.21/hr18.9%

  • Play and record broadcast programs using automation systems.
  • Maintain programming logs as required by station management and the Federal Communications Commission.
  • Prepare reports outlining past and future programs, including content.
  • Discuss production requirements with clients.
  • Observe monitors and converse with station personnel to determine audio and video levels and to ascertain that programs are airing.
  • Edit broadcast material electronically, using computers.
  • Preview scheduled programs to ensure that signals are functioning and programs are ready for transmission.
  • Set up, operate, and maintain broadcast station computers and networks.
  • Schedule programming or read television programming logs to determine which programs are to be recorded or aired.
  • Produce graphics for broadcasts.