Rate Card

All rates on this page are subject to change based on regular reviews of "the going rate" as per BECTU advice*

All rates are labour only rates based on 10 hour working days. All are subject to kit hire fees as outlined in the right hand box.

ENG / PSC / Corporate

Sound Recordist


Feature Film

Production Sound Mixer

Band Dependent

1AS / Boom Op

Band Dependent


Band Dependent

Sound Maintenance

Band Dependent

Micro Budget**

Production Sound Mixer

Parity with cam op or 1AD

1AS / Boom Op

Parity with 1AC


Parity with 2AC

Commercial / APA***

Production Sound Mixer / Sound Recordist


1AS / Boom Operator


2AS / 2nd Boom


Kit Package Deals (per day)


Basic PSC / ENG / Corporate / Drama  -  £150

 - Recorder / Mixer, 2x Radios, 1x Boom & mics for INT / EXT

1x Timecode Box

Standard Drama Bag -  £280

 - Recorder / Mixer, 4x Radios, 1x Boom & mics for INT / EXT,

3x Wireless Headsets, 2x Timecode box

Drama Cart Rig  -  £400

 - Recorder, Mixer, 6x Radios, 2x Boom & mics for INT / EXT,

4x Headsets, 2x Timecode box

APA / Commercial Cart package  -  £POA

 - Recorder, Mixer, 4x Radios, 1x Boom & mics for INT / EXT,

4x Headsets, 2x Timecode box

Additional Items

Additional Boom: £15

Radio mic kits: £60 per pair of channels

Radio IEM/Headsets: £15 each

Radio Camera Feed: mono £30 | stereo £60 (per camera)

Timecode sync box: £15 each

Timecode Slate: £35

All rates are subject to change and can be negotiated based on the length of the shoot.

*The BECTU rate cards are public documents of the going and expected rates for crew. The latest sound department sheet can be found HERE

** Micro budget is defined as a feature film that is filming for 29 days or less with an appropriately small budget so as not to be defined as "low budget"

*** APA rates are set by APA and should be adhered to by all APA members and production companies working with APA agencies on commercial content.

NOTE: All rates on this page were correct a time of writing but subject to change without notice based on industry review and new BECTU and APA rate cards being published. To guarantee the very latest correct rates please either ask for a quote or take a look at the easily found rate cards from the union bodies.