Camera Operator, Television, Video, or Motion Picture Salary (United States)

A Camera Operator, Television, Video, or Motion Picture earns an average wage of $16.48 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Camera Operator, Television, Video, or Motion Picture Total Pay (?
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$24,752 - $97,444
(Median)
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53K
97K
MEDIAN: $41,878
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Camera Operator, Television, Video, or Motion Picture Total Pay (?
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$8.73 - $59.18
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$24,752 - $97,444  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,787  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$19,820 - $102,905  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 129
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$32$64$96
Hourly Rate
$8.73 - $59.18  
   
Overtime
$7.55 - $94.53  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,787  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$19,820 - $102,905  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 129
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Job Description for Camera Operator, Television, Video, or Motion Picture

  • Assemble, prepare, set up, and disassemble equipment before and after shooting.
  • Operate the film or digital camera that records the television, movie, or live event.

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Pay by Experience Level for Camera Operator, Television, Video, or Motion Picture

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience Affects Camera Operator, Television, Video, or Motion Picture Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 31%
Late-Career
up arrow 30%
Mid-Career
up arrow 3%
National Average
$40,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
14%
female alumni
 
Male
86%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 50% dental benefits Dental: 37%
vision benefits Vision: 28% employee benefits None: 50%
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