Cameraman Salary

The average rate for a Cameraman is $17.43 per hour.

$30,609 - $101,611

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$10.63 - $62.51

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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$30,609 - $101,611  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $24,658  
Total Pay (?
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$27,001 - $125,744  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 22
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$10.63 - $62.51  
   
Overtime
$6.07 - $72.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $24,658  
   
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).
)
$27,001 - $125,744  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 24
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Job Description for Cameraman

A cameraman is also called a camera operator. This person is generally responsible for recording various occurrences with a video camera for television programs or movie productions. This person can work with digital, electronic, or film cameras in a variety of environments. Sometimes this is within a studio, and sometimes in an outdoors environment, depending on the needs of their program. This is a position that will work with a team of other crew people under the supervision of a director.

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Cameraman Tasks

  • 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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Experience Affects Cameraman Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 69%

Experienced
up arrow 45%

National Average
$50,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 37%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 18%
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