Audio and video recording technicians

Audio and video recording technicians

NOC
5225

Operate equipment to record, mix and edit sound, music and videotape, for motion pictures, television and radio programs, videos, recordings and live events.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Undetermined
Undetermined

3 Year Job Openings

4
 

Median Hourly Wage

N/A

Median Salary

$21,759
 

Typically Required

College or apprenticeship

Employed

99
 

% Working Full Time

81%
 

% Working Full Year

56%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

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.

Main Duties

Audio and video recording technicians perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Set up, prepare, operate and adjust audio, recording, editing and reproducing equipment to record, edit and reproduce sound input or feed of pre-recorded material from tapes, records, compact discs, digital audio devices, and input from live microphones, satellites or microwave trucks for films, videos, radio and television programs and recordings
  • Prepare and operate videotape recording and playback equipment to record videos, television programs, concerts and live events, and to edit video tape after production
  • Operate electronic equipment to generate program titles, credits, sub-titles, graphic backgrounds or animation for television programs
  • Operate audio consoles or computers, tape machines, microphones and sound processing equipment to mix, combine and edit music and sound at concerts and live events
  • Operate dubbing machines to play back edited dialogue, music and sound effect tracks from different sources, in synchronization with motion picture film
  • May supervise and co-ordinate the work of other audio and video recording technicians.

Also Known As

  • 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
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of a college or other program in recording engineering, audiovisual technology or a related field or Experience as a recording studio assistant is usually required.
  • Senior occupations in this unit group, such as recording and sound engineers, require experience.

Provincial Regulation

Not Provincially Regulated

Employment by Sex

The following graph shows the percentage of men and women working in this occupation in New Brunswick.

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23.8%
Female
76.2%
Male
Employment by age

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by age group.

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18.8%
15-24
37.5%
25-34
12.5%
35-44
18.8%
45-54
12.5%
55-64
0.0%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

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0.0%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
25.0%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
12.5%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
43.8%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
18.8%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

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56.3%
Information and cultural industries
25.0%
Real estate and rental and leasing
18.8%
Arts, entertainment and recreation
0.0%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

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18.80%
Northeast
43.80%
Southeast
18.80%
Southwest
18.80%
Central
0.00%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

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N/A
Northeast
$32,414
Southeast
N/A
Southwest
N/A
Central
N/A
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

No Data Available
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$21,759

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$37,695

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$21,759

Newfoundland

$30,177

Prince Edward Island

N/A

Nova Scotia

$29,405

Canada

$40,056
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

4
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

-2
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

6
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

9
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

-12
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

20