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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,280
25th Percentile Wage
$53,830
50th Percentile Wage
$75,820
75th Percentile Wage
$100,290
90th Percentile Wage
$134,590

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for camera operators, television, video, and motion picture in New York in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $134,590. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $75,820. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $37,280.

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
$75,820
5.26% 39.84%
2016
$71,830
10.85% -
2015
$64,040
7.42% -
2014
$59,290
11.42% -
2013
$52,520
13.16% -
2012
$45,610
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture in New York Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of camera operators, television, video, and motion picture in some New York cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of camera operators, television, video, and motion picture in state of New York ranges from $36,230 to $76,390. The highest paying area for camera operators, television, video, and motion picture in New York is New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island with a median annual salary of $76,390. The second highest paying city/area in New York State is Rochester (mean annual salary $56,560). The lowest paying area is Buffalo-Niagara Falls with a median annual salary of $36,230.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island
$76,390
Rochester
$56,560
Nassau-Suffolk
$51,870
New York-White Plains-Wayne
$45,930
Albany-Schenectady-Troy
$36,830
Buffalo-Niagara Falls
$36,230




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