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Camera Operator Salary

$57,815 (USD)

Average Salary

$28/hr

Average Hourly

$1,081

Average Bonus

Last updated: November 20, 2019

The average pay for a Camera Operator is $57,815 a year and $28 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Camera Operator is between $42,054 and $70,933. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Camera Operator. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Photographs various subjects and subject material, using motion picture, television broadcasting, or video recording cameras and equipment.
  • Uses knowledge of motion picture, television broadcasting, or video recording techniques, limitations, and advantages to photograph scenes.
Camera Operator Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture

Job family population: 21,080

Estimated population of Camera Operator jobs: 4,643

Rate of error: 3.3%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$67,024
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or simply America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), it is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe. Most of the country is located in central North America between Canada and Mexico. With an estimated population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the...

Camera Operator Job Listings for United States

Pipe Inspection Camera Operator - Competitive Salary!
Nov 4
Aiken, United States
Hydrostructures
Hydrostructures , an engineering and field services company, is now looking for an experienced Pipe Inspection Camera Operator to perform robotic camera inspections of sanitary and storm sewer pipes
APC Operator
Nov 14
San Diego, United States
NBC Universal
Job Number 52826BR Job Title APC Operator Business Segment Owned Stations & Affiliate Relations Sub ... camera operation and server playback and ingest operations experience a plus Proficient in ...
Tumbling Operator 2nd shifts
Oct 25
Ontario, CA, USA
Zeiss
... camera and cine lenses, binoculars and planetarium technology.
Production Gear Manager - Sausalito
Nov 15
Sausalito, United States
emotion studios, inc
A candidate should also be equipped with the ability to shoot in-house pickup shots for current projects, as well as the ability to be on set as a second camera operator or AC. Position comes with ...
Learning Content Producer
Nov 17
Santa Barbara, United States
Madecraft
Coordinate the production team for day-of recording by scheduling wardrobe, hair and makeup, set design, camera operators, lighting, and directors. * Manage and resolve production issues identified ...

The average pay for a Camera Operator is $57,815 a year and $28 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Camera Operator is between $42,054 and $70,933. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Camera Operator. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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