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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
Southwest Minnesota 306$17.83/hr$11.60/hr$12.58/hr$16.90/hr$16.90/hr$24.55/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
Public Administration40$16.90/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 10$15.38/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 10N/AN/A
Southeast Minnesota 10$19.64/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 20$17.87/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 20N/A7.4%
Northeast Minnesota 20$15.39/hr8.0%
Southwest Minnesota 30$16.90/hr8.0%
Southwest Balance of State 30$16.90/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 40$17.71/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 90$24.95/hr9.2%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 90$24.95/hrN/A
Minnesota 240$20.22/hr6.7%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Computer Network Support Specialists 6,820$35.18/hr5.0%
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologists and Technicians 1,760$32.53/hr-1.2%
Audio and Video Technicians 890$30.26/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.