Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

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 EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northwest Minnesota 206$18.31/hr$11.59/hr$13.39/hr$16.01/hr$21.77/hr$27.68/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Information400$15.09/hr
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Education and Health Services20$22.95/hr
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
Public Administration40$32.52/hr
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Balance of State 10$15.35/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 10$19.47/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 10$20.65/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 10$11.58/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 20$12.32/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 20$16.01/hr-7.7%
Southeast Minnesota 20$12.72/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 30$19.85/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 40$18.24/hr0.0%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 50$21.38/hrN/A
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 400$19.82/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 400$19.75/hr-6.3%
Minnesota 510$18.70/hr-3.2%


Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 1,230$22.00/hr9.6%
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 1,920$29.90/hr3.0%
Audio-Visual Collections Specialists 660$29.18/hr4.7%


  • Monitor and log transmitter readings.
  • Observe monitors and converse with station personnel to determine audio and video levels and to ascertain that programs are airing.
  • Report equipment problems, ensure that repairs are made, and make emergency repairs to equipment when necessary and possible.
  • Report equipment problems, ensure that repairs are made, and make emergency repairs to equipment when necessary and possible.
  • Play and record broadcast programs using automation systems.
  • Monitor strength, clarity, and reliability of incoming and outgoing signals and adjust equipment as necessary to maintain quality broadcasts.
  • Observe monitors and converse with station personnel to determine audio and video levels and to ascertain that programs are airing.
  • Monitor strength, clarity, and reliability of incoming and outgoing signals and adjust equipment as necessary to maintain quality broadcasts.
  • Monitor strength, clarity, and reliability of incoming and outgoing signals and adjust equipment as necessary to maintain quality broadcasts.
  • Monitor and log transmitter readings.