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
$22,860
25th Percentile Wage
$31,560
50th Percentile Wage
$51,430
75th Percentile Wage
$66,500
90th Percentile Wage
$86,450

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 $86,450. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $51,430. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid camera operators, television, video, and motion picture is $22,860.

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 federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$51,430
-2.61% -4.59%
2016
$52,770
-0.87% -
2015
$53,230
-3.49% -
2014
$55,090
4.01% -
2013
$52,880
-1.72% -
2012
$53,790
- -

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 $65,760. The lowest paying industry is the local government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry (annual salary $36,210). 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)
$65,760
Federal government, including USPS
$65,760
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$51,430
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$49,640
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$48,570
State government, including schools and hospitals
$42,760
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$37,540
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$36,210

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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