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Want to work in California as a Broadcast Technician? Read this first!

2.1% Jobs Projection
$39,960 Median Salary
430 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Broadcast Technicians in California are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Broadcast Technicians in California is growing slower than average.

  • Broadcast Technicians in California earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Broadcast Technicians Work in California?

There were approximately 4,450 workers employed as Broadcast Technicians in this state in 2018.

There were 4,620 Broadcast Technicians employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 170 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Broadcast Technicians in CA Employment Trend

The typical state has 340 Broadcast Technicians working in it, which means California has more Broadcast Technicians than average.

Broadcast Technicians in CA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for California

Jobs for Broadcast Technicians in this state are growing at a rate of 2.1% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of -3.2%.

Job Projections for Broadcast Technicians: Nation vs. CA

California Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 430 annual job openings, and 4,800 total jobs in 2026 for Broadcast Technicians in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 2,900 annual jobs and 32,900 total jobs in 2026.

What do Broadcast Technicians Make in California?

In 2018 wages for Broadcast Technicians ranged from $24,490 to $79,260 with $39,960 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $11.78 to $38.11. The median hourly rate was $19.21.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $18.88 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.33.

The median salary in California is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Broadcast Technicians Earnings: CA vs. National Average

Top California Metros for Broadcast Technicians

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Broadcast Technicians.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,760 $40,070
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 510 $50,880
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 300 $39,910
Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade, CA 210 $41,890
Fresno, CA 120 $32,880
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 120 $32,740
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 70 $50,260
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 60 $24,710
Bakersfield, CA 40 n/a
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 40 $28,820

Top States for Broadcast Technicians Employment

View the list below to see where most Broadcast Technicians work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
New York 5,590 $52,580
California 4,450 $39,960
Florida 2,150 $36,080
Texas 1,680 $35,860
Illinois 1,300 $40,230
Georgia 1,190 $44,340
Virginia 830 $37,240
Pennsylvania 820 $34,850
South Carolina 740 $34,260
Indiana 740 $29,100
Michigan 730 $37,250
Massachusetts 720 $38,870
District of Columbia 660 $86,390
Ohio 660 $29,670
North Carolina 570 $37,100
New Jersey 550 $51,040
Colorado 540 $49,170
Maryland 520 $55,470
Minnesota 510 $38,240
Wisconsin 490 $44,800

Below are the states where Broadcast Technicians get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $86,390
Maryland $55,470
New York $52,580
New Jersey $51,040
Colorado $49,170
Washington $46,800
Wisconsin $44,800
Georgia $44,340
Rhode Island $43,640
Maine $42,210

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Occupation CA Employment Total
Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 14,290
Sound Engineering Technicians 4,410


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