Camera Operator, Television, Video, and Motion Picture Salary Information in New Jersey

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,950
25th Percentile Wage
$41,920
50th Percentile Wage
$53,640
75th Percentile Wage
$73,340
90th Percentile Wage
$92,280

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for camera operators, television, video, and motion picture in New Jersey in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $92,280. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $53,640. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28,950.

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
$53,640
0.82% 24.72%
2016
$53,200
16.20% -
2015
$44,580
2.24% -
2014
$43,580
9.45% -
2013
$39,460
-2.33% -
2012
$40,380
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of camera operators, television, video, and motion picture in some New Jersey cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of camera operators, television, video, and motion picture in state of New Jersey ranges from $37,020 to $89,200. The highest paying area for camera operators, television, video, and motion picture in New Jersey is Camden with a median annual salary of $89,200. The second highest paying city/area in New Jersey State is Trenton-Ewing (mean annual salary $61,450). The lowest paying area is Edison-New Brunswick with a median annual salary of $37,020.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Camden
$89,200
Trenton-Ewing
$61,450
Edison-New Brunswick
$37,020




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