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
$27,340
25th Percentile Wage
$37,980
50th Percentile Wage
$56,510
75th Percentile Wage
$79,070
90th Percentile Wage
$114,930

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 $114,930. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $56,510. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid camera operators, television, video, and motion picture is $27,340.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of camera operators, television, video, and motion picture in the industry sector of information from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201656,51013.02%31.04%
201549,1503.23%-
201447,56014.19%-
201340,8104.51%-
201238,970--

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 14 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 other information services industry with an annual salary $65,980. 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
Other Information Services
$65,980
Other Information Services
$65,980
Sound Recording Industries
$65,720
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$59,780
Motion Picture and Video Industries
$59,780
Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$57,720
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$56,550
Cable and Other Subscription Programming
$54,510
Newspaper Publishers
$50,520
Broadcasting (except Internet)
$49,870
Radio and Television Broadcasting
$48,950
Television Broadcasting
$40,210
Radio Broadcasting
$39,790
Motion Picture and Video Exhibition
$21,550

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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