What It Is
In the 2020 META: Pro-AV Channel Employment Report, we take a comprehensive approach to understanding jobs in the pro-AV sector. We start with a look at the macroeconomy and its impact on the labor market before launching a detailed dive into worker pay. As part of that dive, we compare pay around the world, between end users and providers, and by worker trait like education and experience. We then look at the most common worker skills and study the salary impact of certification. We close with an analysis beyond the dollars, measuring common benefits and worker satisfaction throughout the industry.
Who Should Read?
Anyone who seeks to hire skilled AV professionals will find the Channel Employment Report a must read to understand the employment landscape of this unique field.
How to Use?
The report provides key information to understanding the types of jobs and skills required by AV integration firms. As in years 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?
- A new survey approach yields myriad new insights.
We took a new survey approach this year, which enables us to make all sorts of new comparisons. Highlights include international compensation numbers and comparisons of end users vs. providers.
- Expect employers to get more selective about hiring.
Extensive economic research tells us that labor markets respond to downturns not by cutting wages but rather by raising hiring standards. We expect typical compensation for engineers and technicians to hold steady, but it will take more experience and more skills to get hired.
- CTS shows high value.
Our new approach allows us to tease out the compensation impact of factors like education, experience, and certification. All three levels of CTS — CTS, CTS-I, and CTS-D — offered strong financial returns to workers who earned them.
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