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Highest Paying Industries for Television, Video, and Motion Picture Camera Operators and Editors

The top 82 highest paying industries for television, video, and motion picture camera operators and editors (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 in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $71,660, temporary help services is the highest paying industry for television, video, and motion picture camera operators and editors. It is followed by independent artists, writers, and performers industry (average annual salary $69,760). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of television, video, and motion picture camera operators and editors in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 82 Highest Paying Industries for Television, Video, and Motion Picture Camera Operators and Editors

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Temporary Help Services
$71,660
410
2 Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
$69,760
770
3 Employment Services
$68,070
510
4 Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$63,430
40
5 Federal government, including USPS
$63,390
380
6 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$63,390
380
7 Social Advocacy Organizations
$60,830
50
8 Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$59,620
1,170
9 Scientific Research and Development Services
$59,330
30
10 Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$59,150
690
11 Motion Picture and Video Industries
$58,390
24,970
12 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$58,270
1,210
13 Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$58,140
25,210
14 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$56,290
60
15 Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$54,820
190
16 Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned
$54,750
70
17 Business Schools and Computer and Management Training
$54,750
70
18 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$54,680
260
19 Wholesale Trade
$54,680
90
20 Cable and Other Subscription Programming
$53,490
1,100
21 Administrative and Support Services
$53,350
810
22 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$53,310
810
23 Information
$53,160
35,520
24 Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$53,020
590
25 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$52,510
900
26 Federal, State, and Local Government
$52,510
900
27 Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$52,370
290
28 Specialized Design Services
$51,340
50
29 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$51,180
40
30 Newspaper Publishers
$51,100
60
31 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$50,920
40
32 Other Information Services
$50,920
550
33 Health Care and Social Assistance
$50,720
60
34 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$50,470
40
35 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$50,330
2,620
36 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$49,730
50
37 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$48,870
130
38 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$48,780
200
39 Hospitals - Privately owned
$48,280
50
40 Telecommunications
$47,900
190
41 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$47,740
1,300
42 Software Publishers
$47,120
100
43 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$46,200
170
44 Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$45,480
170
45 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$45,210
190
46 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$45,070
210
47 Elementary and Secondary Schools
$44,170
70
48 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$43,620
60
49 Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
$43,610
110
50 Motion Picture and Video Exhibition
$43,210
n/a
51 Broadcasting (except Internet)
$42,780
9,280
52 Educational Services - Privately owned
$42,710
330
53 Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
$42,580
100
54 State government, including schools and hospitals
$42,010
290
55 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$41,920
400
56 Business Support Services
$41,780
210
57 Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$41,620
110
58 Educational Services
$41,600
710
59 Nonstore Retailers
$41,590
100
60 Television Broadcasting
$41,460
8,020
61 Radio and Television Broadcasting
$41,450
8,180
62 Sound Recording Industries
$41,360
240
63 Religious Organizations
$41,250
80
64 Educational Services - Local government owned
$41,200
140
65 Educational Services - State government owned
$41,010
240
66 Radio Broadcasting
$40,830
150
67 Retail Trade
$40,550
160
68 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$40,030
30
69 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$39,810
200
70 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$39,230
630
71 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$39,220
480
72 Junior colleges - Local government owned
$38,880
80
73 Manufacturing
$38,580
250
74 Spectator Sports
$37,990
260
75 Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$37,680
760
76 Personal and Laundry Services
$36,090
30
77 Photographic Services
$35,420
690
78 Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media
$34,470
170
79 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$34,180
180
80 Other Support Services
$31,890
30
81 Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$28,470
n/a
82 Educational Support Services
$28,470
n/a