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Cameraman Salary

The average salary for a Cameraman is $51,991 per year.
$34,250 - $99,329
(Median)
$34K
$52K
$99K
MEDIAN: $51,990
10%
50%
90%

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$8.30 - $58.17
(Median)
$8
$22
$58
MEDIAN: $22.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$34,250 - $99,329  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,106  
Total Pay (?
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$26,746 - $98,397  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 26
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$8.30 - $58.17  
   
Overtime
$6.19 - $61.98  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,106  
   
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).
)
$26,746 - $98,397  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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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 48%

Experienced
up arrow 31%

National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 25%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 30%