Sound Engineer

By Abbey Tiderman 02.17.2016 interact


You know the crisp, clear sound that fills your ears in a movie theater, temporarily immersing you in another world? Or that perfect mix of instruments and voices that make up your favorite music? None of that would be possible without sound engineers. It takes more than a love of music and respect of the audio experience to break into this field though. You’ll also need to have a solid science foundation to understand just how sound works, how to create effective sound in a given setting, and be comfortable with technology and software to get the job done

Asian people, musician, producer and mixer in sound studio

Asian people, musician, producer and mixer in sound studio

Sound engineers make an annual salary of anywhere from $22,000 to nearly $80,000 but the median is about $50,000. While it may not be the most lucrative of professions, employment opportunities such as working on films, at live concerts, or with respected radio and TV network broadcasts and popular podcasts are expected to grow by seven percent over the next decade, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Bonus, sound engineers don’t have to spend tens of thousands of dollars or four years getting a Bachelor’s degree. You can prepare for this career through on-the-job training programs, vocational coursework or by getting an Associate’s degree. Sound good?

To learn more about sound engineers and how you can become one, check out the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.


  1. Hailey Constantineau

    I love making sounds with my family out of different things I would want to be a sound engineer

  2. Tyce

    I agree

  3. Riley, Brill

    I know many people, who make sound into music, like SKRILLEX.

  4. Naomi

    I think working with a music department, record label, or just making videos of things that someone makes would inspire many people to get into music, which would range from instrumental to electronic, would all be interesting to learn about and produce, even if they aren’t a number 1 hit.

  5. Lila

    What if there is something important and t could’ve help the government

  6. Jared.romang

    I love working on music because I’m working in garage band and making music

  7. Daniel

    I love music because well it’s my happy place. I think this is really cool. Keep up the amazing work. I may just may do this in the future.

  8. Noel

    music is awesome!!!!!!!! this would be a great job

  9. Jazmin Stokes

    I think this job is really cool, just to edit sound for a living! I would LOVE for this is be my job!

  10. Caitlin

    No because I think that controlling the editing of music is to complecated.

    • Brandoooooooooooooooo


  11. Ashley

    I love music maybe I will want to become a sound engineer,because I love singing and music.

  12. Katherine

    I think this is a great thing keep up the good work


      I SO AGREE

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