Camera Operator, Television, Video, and Motion Picture Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for camera operators, television, video, and motion picture in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of camera operators, television, video, and motion picture amongst Illinois metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture in Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,250
25th Percentile Wage
$33,680
50th Percentile Wage
$44,710
75th Percentile Wage
$58,060
90th Percentile Wage
$90,620

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for camera operators, television, video, and motion picture in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $90,620. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $44,710. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,250.

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 from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$44,710
-4.36% -53.95%
2016
$46,660
9.54% -
2015
$42,210
0.69% -
2014
$41,920
-13.38% -
2013
$47,530
-44.81% -
2012
$68,830
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture in Illinois Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of camera operators, television, video, and motion picture in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of camera operators, television, video, and motion picture in state of Illinois ranges from $21,840 to $47,500. The highest paying area for camera operators, television, video, and motion picture in Illinois is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area) with a median annual salary of $47,500. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) (mean annual salary $47,230). The lowest paying area is South Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $21,840.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$47,500
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$47,230
Peoria
$29,490
Springfield
$22,800
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$21,840




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