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

The average annual and hourly salaries for camera operators, television, video, and motion picture in the state of Massachusetts are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of camera operators, television, video, and motion picture among Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24,940
25th Percentile Wage
$35,050
50th Percentile Wage
$59,000
75th Percentile Wage
$75,570
90th Percentile Wage
$106,800

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for camera operators, television, video, and motion picture in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $106,800. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $59,000. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24,940.

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
$59,000
3.41% 35.73%
2016
$56,990
23.41% -
2015
$43,650
-11.36% -
2014
$48,610
11.54% -
2013
$43,000
11.81% -
2012
$37,920
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of camera operators, television, video, and motion picture in some Massachusetts cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of camera operators, television, video, and motion picture in state of Massachusetts ranges from $37,890 to $66,210. The highest paying area for camera operators, television, video, and motion picture in Massachusetts is Boston-Cambridge-Quincy with a median annual salary of $66,210. The second highest paying city/area in Massachusetts State is Boston-Cambridge-Quincy (mean annual salary $62,820). The lowest paying area is Springfield with a median annual salary of $37,890.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$66,210
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$62,820
Springfield
$37,890




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