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Broadcast Technicians in Washington

Is Washington a good place for you to work as a Broadcast Technician?

6.7% Jobs Projection
$46,800 Median Salary
60 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Broadcast Technicians in Washington is growing faster than average.

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

How Many Broadcast Technicians Work in Washington?

420 people worked as Broadcast Technicians in 2018 in this state.

There were 530 Broadcast Technicians employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 110 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Broadcast Technicians in WA Employment Trend

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

Broadcast Technicians in WA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Washington

Jobs for Broadcast Technicians in this state are growing at a rate of 6.7% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of -3.2%.

Job Projections for Broadcast Technicians: Nation vs. WA

Washington Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 60 annual Broadcast Technicians job openings in Washington, and 640 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 Washington?

In 2018 wages for Broadcast Technicians ranged from $25,550 to $75,380 with $46,800 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $12.28 to $36.24. The median hourly rate was $22.5.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $16.96 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $5.54.

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

Broadcast Technicians Earnings: WA vs. National Average

Top Washington 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
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 290 $52,490
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 150 $40,410
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 70 $31,920

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

You may also be interested in the following careers:

Occupation WA Employment Total
Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 1,690
Sound Engineering Technicians 160


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