Sound Engineer Jobs

Sound Engineer Job Overview

Sound engineers work for film studios, television stations, computer game corporations and music studios all over the world. Sound engineers set up and run electrical equipment, and they also maintain it. The most common job duties of a sound engineer are as follows:

  • Setting up equipment for events or films
  • Recording sound
  • Manipulating sound through equipment for desired effect
  • Mixing sound in post-production
  • Reproducing sound
  • Keeping logs of recordings
  • Tracking which equipment was used
  • Reporting complex equipment issues
  • Installing audio equipment at a variety of locations
  • Converting audio to digital formats
  • Breaking down audio equipment after recording
  • Recording speech using a variety of software

Candidates who have a strong manual dexterity and excellent people skills may be especially well-suited for this position. Sound engineers also need to have stellar computer skills and problem-solving skills.

Sound Engineer Job Education Requirements

Most sound engineer positions require that candidates hold at least a certificate in audio engineering, but it’s preferable to hold at least an associate’s degree. Those who want to be able to be in the running for the most desirable positions should acquire an even higher education, such as a bachelor’s degree or a master’s degree in audio engineering or a similar field. On-the-job experience also counts for a lot as a sound engineer, so it’s important to get experience in the field while in school. Some related positions worth considering in this field include sound mixer jobs and sound engineering technician jobs.

Sound Engineer Job Market

There is a very slow estimated job growth for sound engineers in the coming decade, but the demand should at least remain steady. The most job opportunities for sound engineers may soon lie in smaller stations or smaller markets. Those who are willing to relocate will have the best pick of positions in the field. Also, sound engineers will continue to be needed in the film, radio and television industries.

Sound Engineer Job Salary Information

Sound engineers earn an average annual salary of approximately $56,000. The highest 10 percent of earners among sound engineers command annual salaries over $98,000 per year. The lowest earning sound engineers, however, may earn under $21,000 per year. In order to move into a higher earning bracket, sound engineers should focus on honing their skills, perfecting their craft and making connections within their industry. Although education is important, on-the-job experience matters perhaps more when applying to sound engineer positions.

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Click here to join! New London, NH
Sound Designer/ Sound Engineer ******** About the job We are seeking a highly creative Sound Designer/Engineer to design mainstage and children’s theater for their 2014 summer season. Responsibilities include working closely with nationally recognized directors to create shows of the highest quality; overseeing and assisting in the ordering of supplies and maintenance of equipment during season...
Job ID ECT-00002003 Emerson Company Emerson Climate Technologies Corporate Country United States State/Province Ohio City Sidney Publish Start Date Jun 26 2014 Job Level Experienced (Non-Manager) Job Description Level: J/K* *Depending on level of experience Manager: Strand Primary Responsibilities: Have a strong ability to handle multiply sound and vibration projects simultaneously, cap...
Position Duties: Lead the NVH development of door closing sound quality for new vehicle programs Using analytical and physical test methods develop critical door hardware (structure, latch, sealing systems, etc) to deliver sounds which communicate our Ford Brand DNA Benchmark competitive products and hardware to understand trends and technology opportunities Create core methods and system leve...
NBC Universal Miami, FL
The Audio Engineer-Sound Designer is responsible for ensuring the quality and consistency of the audio featured in all productions for NBC UNIVERSO On-Air promos, sizzle reels, programming specials, show packagings, web content and sales tune-ins. The Audio Engineer-Sound Designer provides daily support to producers, preditors and show editors with all aspect of postproduction audio, and is respon...
Click here to join! Chicago, IL
Resident Sound Engineer ******** About the job We have an immediate opening for a dynamic, self-motivated sound board engineer to join our staff. Primary responsibilities include serving as sound engineer for all performances. Candidates should have experience mixing sound for musicals, preferably with a digital console (LS9) and be able to troubleshoot sound systems. Submit resume and cover l...
The Theatre Department, in the School of Performing Arts Music Theatre Cinema at Virginia Tech, a program emphasizing professional theatre practice, and fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre, seeks a dynamic, energetic, creative professional theatre artist and educator proficient in sound design and engineering, with a secondary emphasis in media design, includin...
Power Source Ministries Inc. Gardena, CA
Description Ministry seeking an intern for sound tech, for our weekly services in Gardena, Ca....
The Theatre Department, in the School of Performing Arts Music Theatre Cinema at Virginia Tech, a program emphasizing professional theatre practice, and fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre, seeks a dynamic, energetic, creative professional theatre artist and educator proficient in sound design and engineering, with a secondary emphasis in media design, includin...
Click here to join! Blacksburg, VA
Sound Designer/Engineer and Media Design ******** About the job Our department seeks a dynamic, energetic, creative professional theatre artist and educator proficient in sound design and engineering, with a secondary emphasis in media design, including a knowledge of electronic circuit design for audio and media, to teach in our B.A. and M.F.A. programs. We seek a colleague with recent profess...
The New York Public Library Manhattan, NY
Sound Engineer The New York Public Library - Manhattan Stays abreast of the latest developments in the audio preservation field and communicates them to the Head of Audio and Moving Image Preservation Unit and related staff; Under the direction of the Head of Audio and Moving Image Preservation Unit, the Sound Engineer carries out preservation reformatting of NYPLâ??s world-class audio collectio...
Stardom Event Los Angeles, CA
Description currently seeking an event/wedding DJ /MC /set up / sound engineer/ lighting technician intern! Interviews begin next weekend. This is not an opportunity you want to miss if you want to learn about event/ wedding production! If you are interested in an internship please email- *****...
Recruit GAAP Staffing Jacksonville, FL, 32220
Job Title: Sound Engineer. Recruit GAAP Staffing is searching for a full time Sound Engineer for a company located in Jacksonville, FL. Industry Environment: Engineering. With a local work environment described as: Global and friendly. Location: Jacksonville, FL 32220. Salary: $18/Hour. Job Code: RG5639. The right candidate will be able to successfully perform the primary roles and responsibilitie...
Recruit GAAP Staffing Chicago, IL, 60625
Recruit GAAP Staffing is search for a full time Sound Engineer for a client company located in Chicago, IL area. Industry: Engineering. With an environment described as: Global and friendly, Recruit GAAP is searching for someone with the ability to perform the scope of responsibilities combined with the following skills and experience: Manage productions for business presentations, Involved in pro...
Aerotek Houston, TX
Job Description: Will act as third party engineer to review vehicle attributes - sound, illumination and switch/button feel to ensure it meets OEM Specification Will work on specific Programs and be involed with the process typically from prototype to launch Will interact with product development teams to evaluate potential changes in design for attributes listed above. Customer provided job d...
Click here to join! Miami, FL
Audio Engineer - Sound Designer ******** About the job The Audio Engineer-Sound Designer is responsible for ensuring the quality and consistency of the audio featured in all productions for our On-Air promos, sizzle reels, programming specials, show packagings, web content and sales tune-ins. The Audio Engineer-Sound Designer provides daily support to producers, preditors and show editors with ...
Visualartsgigs Los Angeles, CA
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The Audio Engineer-Sound Designer is responsible for ensuring the quality and consistency of the audio featured in all productions for NBC UNIVERSO On-Air promos, sizzle reels, programming specials, show packagings, web content and sales tune-ins. The Audio Engineer-Sound Designer provides daily support to producers, preditors and show editors with all aspect of postproduction audio, and is respon...
Click here to join! Wilmington, DE
Front of House Sound Engineer ******** About the job We are performing arts organization presenting a 50 summer showseason of touring artists (Brandi Carlie, Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, Yonder Mountain and more) as well as original shows by our house band the Blue Canvas Orchestra. We seek a skilled and talented Front of House sound engineer to mix shows, sound checks and rehearsals during th...
Click here to join! Williamsburg, VA
Sound Engineer Immediate Opening For Touring Show ******** About the job We are a 1940s big band touring show with 13 musicians and 6 singers/dancers now it's 21st year of touring. Due to illness I need to find a sound engineer that is immediately available to join the tour. Job duties include assisting with load in/out (with locals), setting up stage, sound board, band microphones, synthesizer...
Click here to join! Amana, IA
Sound Design/Engineer ******** About the job Professional not-for-profit Equity theatre seeks experienced resident sound designer/engineer to oversee/execute all sound projects. Duties include sound designs of varying complexity throughout the year plus set up and running/mixing of sound for most productions. Weekly starting salary is $300 per week plus housing. Flexible start (March - April) t...

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