From April 1 to May 13, 2016, the Society of Broadcast Engineers conducted a survey to determine salary levels and benefits among broadcast and media technology engineers. This first survey provides a wealth of useful information, and it also establishes a baseline for subsequent surveys to establish compensation trends.
The complete results of the survey are available at no charge to SBE members as a benefit of membership. A link to the survey is posted on the SBE website. SBE members will login to view the report.
The survey included 23 questions that gathered information about job titles, broadcast market size and compensation in dollars and offered benefits. SBE membership was not required to take the survey.
About the survey, SBE President Jerry Massey, CPBE, 8-VSB, AMD, DRB, CBNT, said, “The SBE is pleased with the overall participation in the survey, and we look forward to greater participation in subsequent years. While other surveys have been conducted in the past, the SBE Compensation Survey broadly encompasses radio, TV and other media rather than focusing on only one segment.”
While all responses remained anonymous, demographic data collected included market size, job category/title, age, years working in broadcasting, salary, benefits received, and any certification held. The data is split into radio or TV results, with greater detail on job category and market size. Presiden Massey added, “The survey shows that individuals who hold SBE Certification on average earn a higher salary than those who do not hold SBE Certification. This is a trend we have seen in other surveys, and continues to show true.”
SBE members can access the survey at this link. SBE login is required.