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

The average annual and hourly salaries for camera operators, television, video, and motion picture in the state of Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of camera operators, television, video, and motion picture among Pennsylvania 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17,660
25th Percentile Wage
$26,910
50th Percentile Wage
$40,370
75th Percentile Wage
$53,650
90th Percentile Wage
$71,430

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for camera operators, television, video, and motion picture in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $71,430. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $40,370. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,660.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$8.49
25th Percentile Wage
$12.94
50th Percentile Wage
$19.41
75th Percentile Wage
$25.79
90th Percentile Wage
$34.34

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for camera operators, television, video, and motion picture in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $34.34. The median hourly salary is $19.41. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $8.49.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of camera operators, television, video, and motion picture from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201640,3703.39%7.68%
201539,000-2.38%-
201439,930-2.38%-
201340,8808.83%-
201237,270--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of camera operators, television, video, and motion picture in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of camera operators, television, video, and motion picture in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $18,960 to $45,260. The highest paying area for camera operators, television, video, and motion picture in Pennsylvania is Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington with a median annual salary of $45,260. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Philadelphia (mean annual salary $45,190). The lowest paying area is Pittsburgh with a median annual salary of $18,960.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$45,260
Philadelphia
$45,190
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$43,820
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$34,040
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$22,720
Pittsburgh
$18,960


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