Average Cinematographer Salary

Avg. Base Salary (USD)

The average salary for a Cinematographer is $60,336

Base Salary
$41k - $98k
$482 - $10k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $1k
Total Pay
$39k - $107k
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FAQs About Cinematographers

What is the highest pay for Cinematographers?

Our data indicates that the highest pay for a Cinematographer is $98k / year

What is the lowest pay for Cinematographers?

Our data indicates that the lowest pay for a Cinematographer is $41k / year

How can Cinematographers increase their salary?

Increasing your pay as a Cinematographer is possible in different ways. Change of employer: Consider a career move to a new employer that is willing to pay higher for your skills. Level of Education: Gaining advanced degrees may allow this role to increase their income potential and qualify for promotions. Managing Experience: If you are a Cinematographer that oversees more junior Cinematographers, this experience can increase the likelihood to earn more.