Camera Operator, Television, Video, and Motion Picture Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,930
25th Percentile Wage
$32,490
50th Percentile Wage
$52,770
75th Percentile Wage
$66,370
90th Percentile Wage
$84,050

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for camera operators, television, video, and motion picture in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. 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 $84,050. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $52,770. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid camera operators, television, video, and motion picture is $21,930.

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 federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201652,770-0.87%-1.93%
201553,230-3.49%-
201455,0904.01%-
201352,880-1.72%-
201253,790--

Compare Camera Operator, Television, Video, and Motion Picture Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of camera operators, television, video, and motion picture in eight industries in the federal, state, and local government 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 federal executive branch (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $64,660. The lowest paying industry is the local government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry (annual salary $37,010). 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
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$64,660
Federal government, including USPS
$64,660
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$52,770
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$49,560
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$48,690
State government, including schools and hospitals
$42,600
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$38,190
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$37,010

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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