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Broadcast Technicians in Pennsylvania

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-2% Jobs Projection
$34,850 Median Salary
70 Job Openings

While jobs for Broadcast Technicians in Pennsylvania are decreasing, those who do work in these jobs get paid higher than average.

  • Employment for Broadcast Technicians in Pennsylvania is expected to decrease.

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

How Many Broadcast Technicians Work in Pennsylvania?

In 2018, there were 820 Broadcast Technicians working in the state.

There were 770 Broadcast Technicians employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 50 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Broadcast Technicians in PA Employment Trend

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

Broadcast Technicians in PA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Pennsylvania

Jobs for Broadcast Technicians in this state are declining at a rate of 2.4% which is a slower decline than the nationwide estimated projection of %.

Job Projections for Broadcast Technicians: Nation vs. PA

Pennsylvania Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 70 annual Broadcast Technicians job openings in Pennsylvania, and 810 total jobs in the year 2026.

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

What do Broadcast Technicians Make in Pennsylvania?

In 2018 wages for Broadcast Technicians ranged from $17,660 to $79,950 with $34,850 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $8.49 to $38.44. The median hourly rate was $16.76.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $16.06 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.70.

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

Broadcast Technicians Earnings: PA vs. National Average

Top Pennsylvania 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
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 5,230 $54,740
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 370 $37,570
Pittsburgh, PA 200 $31,510
Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton, PA 60 $30,080
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 40 n/a

Top States for Broadcast Technicians Employment

The table below shows the states 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 PA Employment Total
Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 2,410
Sound Engineering Technicians 190


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