Pro-AV Channel Employment Report
Director of Business Development
What It Is
The 2018 META: Pro-AV Channel Employment Report is an expansion of the prior years’ Compensation and Benefits Report, as it now covers wider-reaching employment issues within AV integration firms. The 2018 study begins with an identification of AV providers’ industry affiliation to better determine the number of jobs the channel represents. This leads to a further exploration of the occupations, roles, and skills sought after by these same firms. Finally, AVIXA’s annual compensation and benefits survey data provides an in-depth understanding of the current state of compensation and benefits at AV integrator firms. All of this is now rolled under the broader brand of the Macro-Economic Trends Analysis (META) series to demonstrate how these trends provide broader impact the industry.
Who Should Read?
AV integrators will find the Channel Employment Report a must read as it directly addresses the employment landscape among like firms. Other students of this channel, such as manufacturers and distributors, may also find it informative to broaden their understanding of the dynamics at play.
How to Use?
The report provides key information to understanding the types of jobs and skills required by AV integration firms. As in year’s past, the compensation and benefits data provide a baseline of comparison for human resource efforts. All of this is crucial for resource planning within any provider firm.
What It Says?
- Industry affiliation often reflects dealer roots
Looking at the industry categorization used by many integration firms, also known as NAICS coding, reveals a considerable number consider themselves a part of the Electronics Stores industry. While a much larger industry than just pro AV, this demonstrates a foundation in the sale of electronics products for many firms. Motion picture and video product is used by many other firms, perhaps demonstrating roots in event production and broadcast for many other integration companies.
- IT roles within AV firms are on the rise
Job posting data among the top integration firms shows an increasing number of positions which fall under the computer user support specialist occupation. This joins the more traditional audio and video equipment technician as the top occupations within integrators.
- Compensation is on the rise as demand for services increases
Total compensation, including incentives, bonus and other additional cash growth, is up across the AV solutions provider channel in 2018. Some of the highest growth was realized in engineering and project management positions, which rose at a rate of 4 percent.
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