A person working as a Sound Engineer in Italy typically earns around 3,100 EUR per month. Salaries range from 1,430 EUR (lowest) to 4,930 EUR (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Sound Engineer salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Sound Engineer salaries in Italy range from 1,430 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 4,930 EUR per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 3,350 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Sound Engineer(s) are earning less than 3,350 EUR while the other half are earning more than 3,350 EUR. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.
Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Sound Engineer(s) are earning less than 2,150 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 2,150 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Sound Engineer(s) are earning less than 4,470 EUR while 25% are earning more than 4,470 EUR.
Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary
The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Sound Engineer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A Sound Engineer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 1,620 EUR per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 2,160 EUR per month, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 3,200 EUR per month, 48% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Sound Engineer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 3,900 EUR per month, 22% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.
If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 4,250 EUR per month, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 4,600 EUR per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|5 - 10 Years||+48%|
|10 - 15 Years||+22%|
|15 - 20 Years||+9%|
We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Sound Engineer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Sound Engineer is 1,990 EUR per month.
While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 2,340 EUR per month, 18% more than someone having a High School degree.
A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 3,390 EUR per month, 45% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.
Professionals who hold a Master's Degree are rewarded with an average salary of 4,440 EUR per month, 31% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.
|Certificate or Diploma||+18%|
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Italy costs anywhere from 18,200 Euro(s) to 54,700 Euro(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.
You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.
Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.
If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Sound Engineer employees in Italy earn 7% more than their female counterparts on average.
Sound Engineer(s) in Italy are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 17 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 17 months.
The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.
The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency
Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Italy for the year 2022. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.
A Sound Engineer is considered to be a low bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.
65% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 35% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% of their annual salary.
The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.Company Performance Bonuses
Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.Goal-Based Bonuses
Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.Holiday / End of Year Bonuses
These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.
People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting Cast|
Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.
Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.
Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.
Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.
The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.
The average salary for Sound Engineer is 8% less than that of Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment. Also, Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment salaries are 8% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|3D Artist||3,480 EUR||+12%|
|3D Designer||3,250 EUR||+5%|
|3D Generalist||2,960 EUR||-5%|
|3D Visualization Specialist||3,240 EUR||+4%|
|Acrobatic Rigger||2,160 EUR||-30%|
|Associate Media Director||3,930 EUR||+27%|
|Associate Producer||5,030 EUR||+62%|
|Broadcast Associate||2,500 EUR||-19%|
|Broadcast News Analyst||3,540 EUR||+14%|
|Broadcast Technician||2,050 EUR||-34%|
|Broadcasting Journalist||4,050 EUR||+31%|
|Broadcasting Presenter||4,430 EUR||+43%|
|Camera Equipment Repairer||2,260 EUR||-27%|
|Cartoonist / Animator||3,200 EUR||+3%|
|CAS Engineer||3,680 EUR||+19%|
|Censorship Executive||3,840 EUR||+24%|
|Communications Manager||5,120 EUR||+65%|
|Dance Director||3,450 EUR||+11%|
|Director of Photography||3,750 EUR||+21%|
|Disc Jockey||2,240 EUR||-28%|
|Editorial Assistant||1,870 EUR||-40%|
|Events Manager||3,470 EUR||+12%|
|Graphic Designer||2,490 EUR||-20%|
|Instructional Designer||2,160 EUR||-30%|
|Makeup Artist||2,310 EUR||-26%|
|Media Design Manager||6,050 EUR||+95%|
|Media Equipment Operator||1,990 EUR||-36%|
|Media Operations Manager||4,760 EUR||+53%|
|Media Producer||4,470 EUR||+44%|
|Media Product Development Manager||6,090 EUR||+96%|
|Media Program Director||6,730 EUR||+120%|
|Media Relations Manager||6,380 EUR||+110%|
|Media Sales Manager||6,610 EUR||+110%|
|Movement and Dance Coordinator||3,480 EUR||+12%|
|Multimedia Coordinator||2,480 EUR||-20%|
|Multimedia Designer||2,490 EUR||-20%|
|Music Consultant||3,130 EUR||+1%|
|News Associate||3,060 EUR||-1%|
|News Reporter||4,070 EUR||+31%|
|Product Designer||2,350 EUR||-24%|
|Production Artist||3,170 EUR||+2%|
|Production Assistant||2,050 EUR||-34%|
|Production Director||4,750 EUR||+53%|
|Production Technician||1,960 EUR||-37%|
|Program Researcher||3,870 EUR||+25%|
|Promotion Coordinator||2,800 EUR||-10%|
|Sound Engineer||3,100 EUR||-0%|
|Stage Technician||1,780 EUR||-43%|
|Sub Editor||2,130 EUR||-31%|
|Television Executive Producer||6,720 EUR||+120%|
|Transmission Engineer||3,410 EUR||+10%|
|Video Editor||2,780 EUR||-10%|
|Video Producer||3,550 EUR||+14%|
|Visual Designer||3,370 EUR||+9%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Italy earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.
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