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Video Operator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$49,563 (USD)

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Last updated: June 18, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Video Operator is $49,563 a year and $24 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Video Operator is between $36,656 and $60,304. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Video Operator. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Operates and controls video console to regulate transmission of television scenes, including test patterns and filmed and live black-and-white or color telecast.
  • Watches action on television monitor, and positions switches and observes dials on console to control framing, contrast, brilliance, color balance, and fidelity of image being transmitted.
Video Operator Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Broadcast Technicians

Job family population: 30,390

Estimated population of Video Operator jobs: 2,343

Rate of error: 5.0%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



About Chicago, Illinois

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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Video Operator Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Press Operator
Jun 14
Chicago, IL, USA
Novolex Holdings, Inc.
Observes mechanical operation and indicating gauges, such as video web scanner, ammeter and air pressure gauges to ensure that specified operating levels are maintained and makes specified ...
CNC Grinder Setup / Operator - $25 / hr
Jun 11
Elgin, IL, USA
FactoryFix, Inc.
... video inspection equipment (CMM). You should meet the following requirements: • High school diploma • Experience in CNC programming a must • Knowledge of CNC - Grinding techniques preferred • ...
Multimedia Specialist
Jun 17
Wheaton, IL, USA
Forest Preserve District of DuPage County
Job Purpose This position will create video production pieces for posting on various digital ... operating, and trouble-shooting a Macintosh environment. Compensation: $42,238 -$56,316 Valid ...
Apr 11
Chicago, IL, USA
Wright Foundation
... video files · Operating a camera, sound board, or webcast, and troubleshooting audio/visual equipment, in support of live events · Developing systems for media and equipment storage In order to be ...
Restaurant Sales Representative
Apr 18
Naperville, IL, USA
Illinois Gaming Systems
Company Description Illinois Gaming Systems is the industry leader in video gaming, providing ... Operators Association.
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