Audio & Video Equipment Technician

What Does A Audio & Video Equipment Technician Do?

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.  They may also operate spotlights or other lighting systems.

How Do I Become A Audio & Video Equipment Technician?

Although a degree may not be required to do this work, having a certificate or two-year associates degree in an audio/video production-related area would make an applicant more valuable.  

What is the Average Salary For A Audio & Video Equipment Technician?

High – 80,000
Median – 43,000
Low – 25,000

What Courses Should I Take To Become A Audio & Video Equipment Technician?

  • English – As much as possible!
  • Math
  • Communication
  • Computers
  • Performing Arts
  • Electronics
  • Music
  • Videography

What Is The Work Environment For A Audio & Video Equipment Technician?

Typically, these technicians work in the rental or leasing industry or in the motion picture or video industry.  They may also work for a radio or television station, a university, or for anyone promoting the performing arts or a sporting event.  Many are required to work at night and on the weekends.

What Is The Future Outlook For A Audio & Video Equipment Technician?

There will likely be strong competition for these positions. Opportunities may differ based on geographical location.


  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada