Sound Engineering Technician

What Does A Sound Engineering Technician Do?

Sound engineering technicians set up and operate computers and audio equipment that records or mixes voices, music or other sound effects in theaters, studios, arenas, movies, and videos.

How Do I Become A Sound Engineering Technician?

It may be necessary to complete a program in sound engineering technology or something similar in order to obtain one of these positions. These programs are typically offered through colleges.

What is the Average Salary For A Sound Engineering Technician?

High – 88,000
Median – 53,000
Low – 23,000

What Courses Should I Take To Become A Sound Engineering Technician?

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

What Is The Work Environment For A Sound Engineering Technician?

Typically, sound engineering technicians work for radio or television stations, movie studios, video production companies, recording studios, theaters, and arenas. At times they may work long hours because of deadlines. Many are also required to work at night and on the weekends.

What Is The Future Outlook For A Sound Engineering 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

What Degree Should I Consider If I Want To Be A Sound Engineering Technician?