What is the scope of Sound Engineering in India? As a Sound Engineer what are the career opportunities? How much is the Annual Salary of a Sound Engineer in India?
Mentioned above are some of the common concerns raised by the candidates who are apply for our Audio Engineering Course and today in this blog post we are trying to answer the same.
In today’s world, Audio Engineering is one of the most talked about field of Engineering and the skills of an audio engineer is very much valued in Entertainment Industry.
The field is promising to the modern generation as a career option.
No doubt that Sound Engineering is a creative work and an individual’s who can think out of the box can make their mark in the Industry.
The above said fact is true especially with regard to those who are planning to develop a strong career in the field of Music Production or Film Audio Post Production.
Typically a sound engineer in music production and film industry is being considered as a person who knows the audio editing software and who can work on the mixer.
But the scope of a sound engineer is much more than that.
Recently, when we got in touch with an SEA Certified Sound Engineer who has got more than 5 years experience in Audio Film Post Production, has shared his view that, how, when and where to creatively mix a particular sound in a movie sequence without affecting the story line plays a pivotal role. Expertise for including the sound perfectly in the movie is gained only with years of experience and getting updated yourself with the new technologies is quite important.
When that is being said, one can’t ignore self-paced learning which is inevitable to sustain in the field.
The scope of sound engineering in India is huge, with immense potential for growth in entertainment industry. The demand for the sound engineers is increasing day by day and the sound engineering professionals are being recognized for their efforts in the field of music and sound. Moreover with the surge in the field of Media and Communication and technological advancements happening in the field, the scope for Sound Engineers, Audio Technicians, etc. has risen remarkably in the past few years or so.
The entertainment industry is growing at a faster pace and career opportunities for sound engineer and technicians are available in various fields like radio stations, tv channels, studios, multimedia design, animation, advertising firms, commercial music recordings, video and music streaming websites, movies and more. It is one of the major revenue production fields and the importance is also higher.
Like every other profession, there is strong competition for work in this field one can be successful only if they are focused and committed, interest is yet another major factor in the success of an audio engineer.
There are many institutes which offer courses in Sound Engineering both in Government and Private sector, and your career scope relies on the institution you opt for studying the subject.
Talking about the future of Sound Engineering in India, considering the fact that Indians being a heavy consumer of Audio and Video with close to 500 million Youtube views from the country, and huge subscribers for paid and free online music / movie streaming services, the need for skill engineers is on the rise being said, they have to adapt to new technologies.
The more the content, the more the requirement for professional Sound Engineers.
A Sound Engineer, can work for about 5,000 INR a month (trainees) to 1,50,000 INR a month (those with 5 to 10 years of experience) depending on the complexity of his equipment and his job profile.
To be frank, there are many SEA Certified Professionals, who are earning more than amount which is mentioned above.
Another option is working as a freelance Sound Engineer. There is an emerging, yet a very promising freelance market for Music Mixing and Mastering Engineers. But, a very high standard of service is expected from such freelancers. The pay is awesome. You would be able to earn surplus of 30,000 INR by just mixing and mastering a handful of projects.
Sound engineering has good scope in India and is a field where a professional can adequately earn based on his skills but you can’t ignore learning for earning.