Camera Operator, Television, Video, and Motion Picture Salary in Sector of Information

The salary statistics of camera operators, television, video, and motion picture in the industry sector of information are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare camera operator, television, video, and motion picture salaries in different industries within the information sector.

Average Annual Salary of Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,310
25th Percentile Wage
$36,380
50th Percentile Wage
$54,500
75th Percentile Wage
$78,620
90th Percentile Wage
$106,000

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for camera operators, television, video, and motion picture in the industry sector of information. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) camera operators, television, video, and motion picture is $106,000. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $54,500. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid camera operators, television, video, and motion picture is $25,310.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of camera operators, television, video, and motion picture in the industry sector of information from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$54,500
-3.69% 28.50%
2016
$56,510
13.02% -
2015
$49,150
3.23% -
2014
$47,560
14.19% -
2013
$40,810
4.51% -
2012
$38,970
- -

Compare Camera Operator, Television, Video, and Motion Picture Salary in Different Industries within the Information Sector

The average salaries of camera operators, television, video, and motion picture in 16 industries in the information sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for camera operator, television, video, and motion picture occupations is the sound recording industries industry with an annual salary $65,720. The lowest paying industry is the motion picture and video exhibition industry (annual salary $21,550). For detailed camera operator, television, video, and motion picture salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Sound Recording Industries
$65,720
Other Information Services
$62,000
Other Information Services
$62,000
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$59,240
Motion Picture and Video Industries
$59,240
Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$56,870
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$54,790
Cable and Other Subscription Programming
$54,510
Broadcasting (except Internet)
$47,890
Radio and Television Broadcasting
$47,410
Newspaper Publishers
$46,870
Telecommunications
$45,160
Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$43,140
Radio Broadcasting
$42,850
Television Broadcasting
$40,210
Motion Picture and Video Exhibition
$21,550

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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