Audio and video recording technicians

National Occupation Code (NOC): 5225  ยท  Browse All Occupations

Audio and video recording technicians operate equipment to record, mix and edit sound, music and videotape, for motion pictures, television and radio programs, videos, recordings and live events. They are employed by multimedia companies, film, video and concert production companies, sound recording firms, theatre and dance companies, educational establishments, clubs, hotels, bands, radio stations, television networks and video production and editing companies.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Digital Effects Specialist
  • Assistant Sound Editor
  • Audio Engineer - Recording Studio
  • Audio Operator
  • Audio Operator Assistant
  • Audio Recording Studio Operator
  • Audio Technician
  • Audiovisual (AV) Technician
  • AV (audiovisual) Technician
  • Colour Timer - Video
  • Digital Effects Specialist
  • Dubbing Machine Operator
  • Electronic News Gathering (ENG) Editor
  • Electronic Video Graphics Operator
  • ENG (electronic News Gathering) Editor
  • Film Technician
  • Film Technician - Motion Picture
  • Master Record Cutter
  • Multimedia Sound Technician
  • Multimedia Sound-effects Supervisor
  • Music Editor - Recording Studio
  • Music Mixer
  • Music Or Sound Mixer
  • Operator, P.A. (public Address) Systems
  • P.A. (public Address) Operator
  • P.A. (public Address) System Operator
  • Playback Operator
  • Postproduction Technician
  • Production Sound Recordist
  • Public Address (P.A.) Operator
  • Public Address (P.A.) System Operator
  • Radio Recorder
  • Radio Technician
  • Recording Engineer
  • Recording Studio Technician
  • Re-recording Mixer
  • Sound Cutter
  • Sound Editor
  • Sound Effects Editor
  • Sound Effects Specialist
  • Sound Engineer
  • Sound Engineer (except Professional Engineers)
  • Sound Engineer Assistant
  • Sound Keyer
  • Sound Librarian - Audio-recording
  • Sound Mix Engineer
  • Sound Mixer
  • Sound Operator
  • Sound Recorder
  • Sound Recording Engineer
  • Sound Recording Supervisor
  • Sound Recordist
  • Sound Technician
  • Sound-recording And Video-recording Reproduction Equipment Operator
  • Sound-recording Equipment Operator
  • Stereo Tape Editor
  • Video And Sound Recorder
  • Video Recorder
  • Video Recording Technician
  • Video Sound Mixer
  • Video Technician
  • Video-editing Equipment Operator
  • Video-recording Equipment Operator
  • Videotape Editor
  • Videotape Postproduction Editor
  • Videotape Recording (VTR) Editor
  • Videotape Recording (VTR) Operator
  • Videotape Technician
  • VTR (videotape Recording) Editor
  • VTR (videotape Recording) Operator
  • Audiovisual (AV) Technician
  • Multimedia Sound Technician
  • Postproduction Technician
  • Recording Engineer
  • Recording Studio Technician
  • Sound Effects Editor
  • Sound Mixer
  • Sound Technician
  • Video And Sound Recorder
  • Video Recording Technician
  • Audio Engineer - Recording Studio
  • Electronic News Gathering (ENG) Editor
  • Public Address (P.A.) System Operator
  • Radio Technician
  • Sound Engineer

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for audio and video recording technicians.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree N/A
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate $32,033
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma N/A
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma $38,455
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level N/A
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above $43,013
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $38,548
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 audio and video recording technicians.

Gender Median Income
Male $38,548
Female $40,477
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 (4 samples)

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

$55,575.00
Lowest Observed
$62,400.00
Highest Observed
$55,575.00
25th Percentile
$57,281.25
Average
$55,575.00
Median
$55,575.00
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 audio and video recording technicians

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 70
25 to 34 years 195
35 to 44 years 160
45 to 54 years 110
55 to 64 years 75
65 to 74 years 10
75 years and over 0
Total 620
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 audio and video recording technicians. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 280
Part Time 335
Total 615
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 audio and video recording technicians. Hover over a pie section to see the associated gender, or refer to the table below.

Gender Employed Individuals
Male 560
Female 60
Total 620
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 audio and video recording technicians. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 470
Self Employed 150
Total 620
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 audio and video recording technicians. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 585
Unemployed 45
Total 620
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 audio and video recording 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 15
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 100
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 30
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 285
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 15
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 175
Total 615
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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