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Highest Paying Cities for Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture

The top 100 highest paying cities for camera operators, television, video, and motion picture (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of camera operators, television, video, and motion picture in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $89,200, Camden, New Jersey is the highest paying city for camera operators, television, video, and motion picture. It is followed by Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia (average annual salary $86,300). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of camera operators, television, video, and motion picture in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Camden, New Jersey
$89,200
40
2 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$86,300
770
3 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$83,980
850
4 New York-Jersey City-White Plains, USA
$77,280
1,360
5 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$76,390
1,410
6 Joplin, Missouri
$69,000
n/a
7 Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, Arkansas
$67,790
50
8 Memphis, Tennessee
$67,710
50
9 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$67,120
4,860
10 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, USA
$66,910
4,930
11 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$66,210
360
12 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$64,600
250
13 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$64,380
250
14 Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, USA
$64,220
100
15 Honolulu, Hawaii
$63,890
120
16 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$63,680
240
17 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$62,820
460
18 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$62,060
280
19 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$62,020
40
20 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$61,870
290
21 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$61,660
30
22 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$61,450
n/a
23 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$60,380
60
24 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida
$60,340
190
25 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, South Carolina
$60,230
100
26 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$59,890
530
27 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$59,650
330
28 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$58,270
3,660
29 Fresno, California
$57,370
40
30 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$57,010
100
31 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$56,990
110
32 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$56,820
30
33 Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, Michigan
$56,760
180
34 Jacksonville, Florida
$56,730
80
35 Rochester, New York
$56,560
80
36 Columbus, Ohio
$56,460
160
37 Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, Pennsylvania
$55,730
40
38 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$55,680
150
39 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
$55,650
80
40 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$55,460
110
41 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$55,190
150
42 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$55,090
360
43 Spokane, Washington
$53,990
40
44 Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, USA
$53,730
70
45 Fort Collins-Loveland, Colorado
$53,590
n/a
46 Baton Rouge, Louisiana
$53,480
140
47 Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, Florida
$53,360
110
48 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$53,180
330
49 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$52,570
230
50 Richmond, Virginia
$52,350
120
51 Columbia, South Carolina
$52,240
50
52 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$52,220
350
53 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$51,870
50
54 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, Tennessee
$51,430
170
55 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$50,990
240
56 St Louis, Missouri
$50,460
110
57 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio
$49,980
130
58 Birmingham-Hoover, Alabama
$49,540
40
59 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$49,420
430
60 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia
$49,180
40
61 Montgomery, Alabama
$49,060
50
62 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$48,980
240
63 Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana
$48,740
50
64 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$48,640
90
65 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$48,520
40
66 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$48,450
160
67 Madison, Wisconsin
$48,320
30
68 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$47,940
460
69 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$47,500
480
70 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$47,260
100
71 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$47,230
460
72 Urban Honolulu, USA
$46,610
140
73 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$45,930
1,490
74 Abilene, Texas
$44,900
n/a
75 Boise City-Nampa, Idaho
$44,770
30
76 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan
$44,410
50
77 Colorado Springs, Colorado
$44,240
40
78 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, Louisiana
$44,120
100
79 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
$44,050
140
80 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania
$43,820
30
81 Kansas City, Missouri
$43,750
130
82 Lafayette, Louisiana
$43,740
40
83 Eugene-Springfield, Oregon
$43,740
40
84 Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, USA
$43,270
170
85 Lubbock, Texas
$42,370
50
86 Omaha-Council Bluffs, Nebraska
$42,050
40
87 San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
$41,710
140
88 Knoxville, Tennessee
$41,540
90
89 Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina
$41,190
70
90 Tallahassee, Florida
$40,440
40
91 West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Florida
$40,300
60
92 Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, Virginia
$40,110
n/a
93 McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas
$39,700
40
94 Indianapolis-Carmel, Indiana
$39,540
130
95 Albuquerque, New Mexico
$39,180
60
96 Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio
$39,000
50
97 Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, USA
$38,970
90
98 Boulder, Colorado
$38,060
n/a
99 Missoula, Montana
$37,890
40
100 Springfield, Massachusetts
$37,890
40
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