We surveyed 136 recording engineers to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical recording engineer. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a recording engineer?



Working as a recording engineer typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.

Can I learn to become a recording engineer?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a recording engineer typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.

Is it easy to get a job as a recording engineer?



It’s typically quite difficult to find a job as a recording engineer.


Do recording engineers work full-time or part-time?

46% of recording engineers work in full-time roles while 54% work part-time.