$44,106
Avg. Salary
$17.60
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$2,250

Bonus

$22,522

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Camera Operator is $17.60 per hour.

The average pay for a Camera Operator is $44,106 per year.

10%
$10.25
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$17.60
50%
$47.08
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MEDIAN $17.60
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$30k
10%
$44k
50%
$91k
90%
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MEDIAN $44,106
$29,503 - $91,362
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MEDIAN: $44,106
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$0$99K
Salary $29,503 - $91,362
Bonus $322 - $47,500
Profit Sharing $22,522
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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$23,369 - $99,575
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 23 Aug 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 78
Hourly Data $0$76
Hourly Rate $10.25 - $47.08
Overtime $12.56 - $76.03
Annual Data $0$99K
Bonus $322 - $47,500
Profit Sharing $22,522
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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$23,369 - $99,575
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 23 Aug 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 133

Job Description for Camera Operator

Camera operators are responsible for capturing images and video on film projects by use of a camera. They may be employed by a film company, educational institution, or an independent filmmaker.

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Camera Operator 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.

Common Career Paths for Camera Operator


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Camera Operator Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Camera Operator

Pay by Experience for a Camera Operator has a positive trend. An entry-level Camera Operator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 91 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Camera Operator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 38 salaries. An experienced Camera Operator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 26 salaries. A Camera Operator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $90,000 based on 14 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

37%

National Average: $41,854

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

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Key Stats for Camera Operator

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%

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Experience Affects Camera Operator Salaries

Late-Career
▲116%

Experienced
▲70%

Mid-Career
▲23%

National Average
$42,000

▼17%

Skills That Affect Camera Operator Salaries

National Average
$42,000

Video Editing
▼6%

Camera Operator
▼33%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 45%
dental benefits
Dental: 31%
vision benefits
Vision: 29%
no benefits
None: 54%