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Cameraman Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Cameraman is $52,836 per year.
Cameraman Salary (?
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$32,500 - $100,000
(Median)
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76K
100K
MEDIAN: $52,836
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Cameraman Salary (?
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$8.30 - $40.69
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$32,500 - $100,000  
   
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).
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$26,317 - $95,791  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 24
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$8.30 - $40.69  
   
Overtime
$6.19 - $61.82  
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).
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$26,317 - $95,791  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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Job Description for Cameraman

  • 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 52%
National Average
$50,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 31%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
9%
female alumni
 
Male
91%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 29%