Broadcast technicians

National Occupation Code (NOC): 5224  ยท  Browse All Occupations

Broadcast technicians install, set up, test, operate and repair electronic equipment used to record and transmit live and taped radio and television programs and to produce audio and video streaming broadcasts for the Internet. They are employed by radio and television broadcasting networks and stations, by broadcast equipment companies and by Internet-based communication providers.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Broadcast Engineer
  • Broadcast Field Technician
  • Broadcast Maintenance Technician
  • Broadcast Technician
  • Broadcast Transmitter Operator
  • Broadcasting Control Operator
  • Broadcasting Engineer
  • Broadcasting Switcher
  • Broadcasting Technician
  • Broadcasting Transmitter Operator
  • Control Room Technician - Broadcasting
  • Master Control Room (MCR) Equipment Operator - Broadcasting
  • Master Control Room (MCR) Technician - Broadcasting
  • MCR (master Control Room) Equipment Operator
  • MCR (master Control Room) Technician - Broadcasting
  • Mobile Broadcasting Equipment Installer
  • Mobile Broadcasting Equipment Operator
  • Mobile Radio Broadcasting Supervisor
  • Operator, Transmission Control Studio
  • Operator, Video Transmission Control Studio
  • Production Switcher
  • Radio Broadcasting Equipment Operator Supervisor
  • Regional Transmitter Technician
  • Short-wave Receiving Station Technician
  • Television Broadcasting Equipment Operator Supervisor
  • Television Switcher
  • Transmission Operator
  • Transmission Studio Control Operator
  • Transmitter Operator
  • Transmitting Operator
  • Video Control Operator
  • Video Transmission Operator
  • Video Transmission Studio Control Operator
  • Broadcast Technician
  • Broadcast Transmitter Operator
  • Broadcasting Switcher
  • Master Control Room (MCR) Equipment Operator - Broadcasting
  • Master Control Room (MCR) Technician - Broadcasting
  • Mobile Broadcasting Equipment Operator
  • Regional Transmitter Technician
  • Short-wave Receiving Station Technician
  • Video Transmission Operator
  • Broadcast Engineer

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for broadcast technicians.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree N/A
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate N/A
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma N/A
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma $67,848
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level N/A
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above $28,435
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $51,133
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Median Income by Gender

The following table details median income by gender for broadcast technicians.

Gender Median Income
Male $51,133
Female $50,924
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Extracted Salary Information (2 samples)

The following salary data has been extracted from job posts indexed on this website over the last year for broadcast technicians.

$46,995.00
Lowest Observed
$60,000.00
Highest Observed
$46,995.00
25th Percentile
$53,497.50
Average
$53,498.00
Median
$60,000.00
75th Percentile

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Regional Employment Participation by Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for broadcast technicians

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 10
25 to 34 years 55
35 to 44 years 65
45 to 54 years 30
55 to 64 years 20
65 to 74 years 10
75 years and over 0
Total 180
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Employment Type

This chart outlines regional employment participation by employment type for broadcast technicians. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 70
Part Time 105
Total 185
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Gender

This chart outlines regional employment participation by gender for broadcast technicians. Hover over a pie section to see the associated gender, or refer to the table below.

Gender Employed Individuals
Male 155
Female 30
Total 180
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Class of Worker

This chart outlines regional employment participation by class of worker for broadcast technicians. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 175
Self Employed 10
Total 180
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Labour Force Status

This chart outlines regional employment participation by labour force status for broadcast technicians. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 175
Unemployed 10
Total 180
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Education Level

This chart outlines regional employment participation by education level for broadcast technicians. Hover over a pie section to see the associated education level, or refer to the table below.

Education Level Individuals
No certificate, diploma or degree 10
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 10
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 10
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 70
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 15
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 60
Total 185
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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