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

The highest paying states 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 states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $88,050, District of Columbia is the highest paying state for camera operators, television, video, and motion picture. It is followed by New York (average annual salary $71,830). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of camera operators, television, video, and motion picture in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 District of Columbia
$88,050
$56,850 730
2 New York
$71,830
$35,490 1,620
3 New Mexico
$65,180
$34,130 40
4 Washington
$64,990
$40,460 260
5 California
$64,980
$34,780 6,960
6 Hawaii
$63,230
$33,280 160
7 Connecticut
$60,900
$28,520 310
8 Colorado
$59,410
$30,470 350
9 Massachusetts
$56,990
$24,720 550
10 Oregon
$55,020
$32,410 100
11 Missouri
$54,770
$25,290 210
12 New Jersey
$53,200
$31,110 400
13 Virginia
$51,950
$26,510 250
14 Georgia
$51,940
$22,510 540
15 Michigan
$51,680
$25,810 310
16 West Virginia
$51,650
$26,190 60
17 Mississippi
$50,890
$19,940 40
18 Rhode Island
$50,370
$27,780 40
19 Texas
$50,020
$23,380 1,330
20 Ohio
$49,470
$23,150 490
21 Idaho
$48,370
$20,000 160
22 Arkansas
$48,070
$25,810 80
23 Maryland
$47,910
$31,070 280
24 Florida
$47,570
$28,800 880
25 Illinois
$46,660
$23,480 560
26 North Carolina
$46,600
$23,310 270
27 Arizona
$46,300
$27,530 310
28 Tennessee
$44,080
$20,230 440
29 Louisiana
$44,000
$26,320 430
30 New Hampshire
$42,850
$22,380 180
31 Alabama
$41,880
$25,220 190
32 Pennsylvania
$40,370
$17,660 630
33 Kansas
$40,220
$25,410 70
34 Nevada
$36,960
$17,610 450
35 Wisconsin
$36,230
$18,060 190
36 Utah
$36,150
$20,090 200
37 Indiana
$35,960
$22,620 230
38 Oklahoma
$35,440
$19,190 150
39 Minnesota
$34,350
$20,740 230
40 Vermont
$33,750
$25,690 90
41 Montana
$33,140
$21,390 90
42 South Carolina
$32,610
$20,740 130
43 North Dakota
$30,930
$21,810 40
44 Nebraska
$30,720
$19,870 130
45 Iowa
$29,920
$18,250 80
46 South Dakota
$29,770
$19,550 80
47 Puerto Rico
$28,670
$17,110 160
48 Maine
$27,780
$18,190 100
49 Guam
$22,150
$18,180 40

Note: some states are missing from this table because the median salary information of camera operators, television, video, and motion picture in those states is not available at this time.

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