From April 1 to June 3, 2022, the Society of Broadcast Engineers conducted its seventh annual compensation survey to determine salary levels and benefits among broadcast and media technology engineers. This survey provides a wealth of useful information, and it adds to the baseline being developed 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. The survey is available through the SBE Bookstore. SBE members will login to view and download 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 Andrea Cummis, CBT, CTO, said, “The SBE Compensation Survey continues to see interest from SBE members. We provide the information as a service not only to our members, but the industry. I encourage all SBE members to participate in the survey next year, and the SBE appreciates the support of those who responded this year.”
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. President Cummis added, “As our survey and industry surveys before have shown, individuals who hold SBE Certification on average earn a higher salary than those who do not hold SBE Certification. It pays to be SBE-certified.”