$43,467
Avg. Salary
$18.18
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,453

Bonus

$1,500

Profit Sharing

$8,700

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Videographer is $18.18 per hour.

The average pay for a Videographer is $43,467 per year.

10%
$11.92
10%
$18.18
50%
$41.41
90%
90%
MEDIAN $18.18
10%
$30k
10%
$43k
50%
$62k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $43,467
$29,870 - $61,991
$30K
$43K
$62K
MEDIAN: $43,467
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50%
90%

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$11.92 - $41.41
$12
$18
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MEDIAN: $18.18
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$0$66K
Salary $29,870 - $61,991
Bonus $200 - $5,039
Profit Sharing $251 - $4,983
Commission $8,700
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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$28,133 - $66,666
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,043
Hourly Data $0$46
Hourly Rate $11.92 - $41.41
Overtime $14.79 - $46.37
Annual Data $0$66K
Bonus $200 - $5,039
Commission $8,700
Profit Sharing $251 - $4,983
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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$28,133 - $66,666
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 560

Job Description

A videographer operates film or video camera equipment. Their role varies depending on their employer and position. For example, news organizations use videographers to operate the cameras and video equipment for live and taped stories. Some videographers work as part of a studio doing special parties and celebrations. Large companies may have videographers to help with filmed documentation of training procedures, store openings, or other important occasions.

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Videographer Tasks
  • Develop project concepts from scriptwriting to look and feel.
  • Edit and add content to videos, including branding and advertising.
  • Track, report, and analyze budget and schedules.
  • Create videos, including shooting video, picking a layout and style, and developing content.

Common Career Paths


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Videographers who go on to become Video Producers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Video Producers is $51K annually.

Job Listings

Popular Skills


Survey results imply that Videographers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Graphic Design, Filming, Adobe After Effects, and Apple Final Cut Pro are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Photography as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Adobe Premiere Pro and Videography also typically command lower compensation. It is often found that people who know Adobe After Effects are also skilled in Apple Final Cut Pro.

Pay by Experience Level

Pay by Experience for a Videographer has a positive trend. An entry-level Videographer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 484 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Videographer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 323 salaries. An experienced Videographer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 125 salaries. A Videographer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 48 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $42,108

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

For those looking to make money, Videographers in Washington enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 43 percent above the national average. Videographers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+42 percent), Los Angeles (+21 percent), Frederick (+19 percent), and Boston (+12 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 17 percent south of the national average, can be found in Miami. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Minneapolis and Buffalo (6 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

Job Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Videographer?

Videographer in San Francisco:
Pros: team and cross-team partners, people doing the work are dedicated, trying to make most of the situation.
Cons: directors have no vision. or relevant experience. aren't invested in growing personal, creating a good team atmosphere, communicating, making processes functional and accountable.

Videographer in Baton Rouge:
"Horrible traffic."
Pros: Close to Family
Cons: Traffic

Videographer in Calhoun:
"Nice small town."
Pros: Friendly people.
Cons: Not much to do.

Videographer in Denver:
"Good people, great job."
Pros: I get to work with good people, and it's a great job.
Cons: I like everything about my job and I wouldn't have it any other way.

Videographer in San Jose:
"Preserve your Dignity."
When a low ball job comes your way, don't take it. There is no long term benefit working for less than what you are worth or what the position should pay.

Videographer in Traverse City:
"Ask For What You're Worth."
Don't sell yourself short. Your talent is worth more than you probably are asking for. Don't give away your skills to people who will use you over and over again for their business. Ask them to pay your minimum fee, or find someone else. There are always other opportunities to make more money than what you are making right now. Compare your wages to other professionals from all over the country. See if you are getting paid a fair wage. Always be willing to learn more advanced skills than what you are expected to know. Keep learning no matter what.

Videographer in Phoenix:
"Lot's of Fun."
Pros: Fun. Family.
Cons: Long hours. Not predictable.

Related Job Salaries

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 280 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
5%

How Experience Affects Salaries

▲39%

▲20%

▲8%

National Average
$42,000

▼7%

How Skills Affect Salaries


Filming
▲3%

National Average
$42,000







Cinematography
▼5%

Camera Operator
▼5%


Social Media Marketing
▼7%

Videography
▼12%

Adobe Premiere Pro
▼15%

Photography
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 280 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 30%