Cameraman Salary

The average pay for a Cameraman is $45,000 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$24,417 - $95,000
$24K
$48K
$95K
MEDIAN: $47,609
10%
50%
90%

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$7.94 - $49.13
$7
$18
$49
MEDIAN: $17.90
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50%
90%

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$0$100K
Salary $24,417 - $95,000
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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$20,411 - $100,294
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 39
Hourly Data $0$100
Hourly Rate $7.94 - $49.13
Overtime $60.00
Annual Data $0$100K
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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$20,411 - $100,294
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 19

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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Cameraman

Pay by Experience for a Cameraman has a positive trend. An entry-level Cameraman with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 27 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Cameraman with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 16 salaries. An experienced Cameraman which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 21 salaries. A Cameraman with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 11 salaries.

Key Stats for Cameraman

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Cameraman Salaries

Late-Career
▲61%

Experienced
▲17%

National Average
$44,000

Mid-Career
▼4%

Entry-Level
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 44%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
vision benefits
Vision: 17%
no benefits
None: 44%
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