Television, Video, and Motion Picture Camera Operator and Editors Salary in Sector of Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,830
25th Percentile Wage
$36,170
50th Percentile Wage
$48,520
75th Percentile Wage
$72,140
90th Percentile Wage
$117,400

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for television, video, and motion picture camera operators and editors in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) television, video, and motion picture camera operators and editors is $117,400. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $48,520. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid television, video, and motion picture camera operators and editors is $26,830.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201648,520-0.66%-29.02%
201548,840-19.31%-
201458,270-15.58%-
201367,3507.05%-
201262,600--

Compare Television, Video, and Motion Picture Camera Operator and Editors Salary in Different Industries within the Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation Sector

The average salaries of television, video, and motion picture camera operators and editors in three industries in the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for television, video, and motion picture camera operator and editors occupations is the performing arts, spectator sports, and related industries industry with an annual salary $48,530. The lowest paying industry is the spectator sports industry (annual salary $42,620). For detailed television, video, and motion picture camera operator and editors salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$48,530
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
$48,520
Spectator Sports
$42,620

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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