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Sound Engineering Technicians in California

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Sound Engineering Technicians in California

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

3.5% Jobs Projection
550 Job Openings
  • Projected employment for Sound Engineering Technicians in California is growing slower than average.

How Many Sound Engineering Technicians Work in California?

There were approximately 4,410 workers employed as Sound Engineering Technicians in this state in 2018.

There were 4,740 Sound Engineering Technicians employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 330 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 190 Sound Engineering Technicians working in it, which means California has more Sound Engineering Technicians than average.


Job Projections for California

Jobs for Sound Engineering Technicians in this state are growing at a rate of 3.5% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 6.5%.


California Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 550 annual Sound Engineering Technicians job openings in California, and 5,900 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 1,700 annual jobs and 18,100 total jobs in 2026.

What do Sound Engineering Technicians Make in California?

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $30.49 an hour.

Top California Metros for Sound Engineering Technicians

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 3,440 n/a
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 150 $39,860
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 90 n/a

Top States for Sound Engineering Technicians Employment

The table below shows the states where most Sound Engineering Technicians work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 4,410 $0
New York 1,770 $68,430
Florida 900 $48,890
Texas 650 $46,910
Georgia 530 $59,450
New Jersey 430 $47,510
Oregon 400 $39,170
Tennessee 360 $51,970
Maryland 280 $46,560
Virginia 270 $54,030
Utah 240 $21,070
Nevada 230 $56,020
North Carolina 230 $41,420
Louisiana 230 $80,010
Illinois 220 $57,270
Pennsylvania 190 $39,960
Massachusetts 190 $50,340
Ohio 180 $45,210
Minnesota 170 $43,030
Washington 160 $72,970

Below are the states where Sound Engineering Technicians get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Connecticut $87,980
Louisiana $80,010
Washington $72,970
District of Columbia $70,240
New York $68,430
Michigan $60,290
Georgia $59,450
Illinois $57,270
Nevada $56,020
Wisconsin $54,480

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