There are currently an estimated 17,000 audio engineers in the United States. The audio engineer job market is expected to grow by 6.5% between 2016 and 2026.
How employable are audio engineers?
CareerExplorer rates audio engineers with a D employability rating, meaning this career should provide weak employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 7,300 audio engineers. That number is based on 1,100 additional audio engineers, and the retirement of 6,200 existing audio engineers.
Are audio engineers in demand?
As long as people continue to listen to music and watch television; as long as they flock to sporting arenas, cinemas, theatres, and concert halls, there will be a demand for the audio engineers and technicians who confer and consult with producers, performers, and others in order to determine and achieve the desired sound. Without audio engineers, the world of entertainment would literally be silenced. Competition for employment as an audio engineer is found to be highest in large metropolitan areas throughout California and New York. Salaries are usually higher in these areas, but supply exceeds demand. Audio engineers have a better likelihood of getting hired in smaller, less lucrative markets.
What’s the supply of audio engineers?
The audio engineer industry is concentrated in California, New York, Florida
Audio Engineer job market by state
|State Name||Employed Audio Engineers|
|District of Columbia||80|