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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,740
25th Percentile Wage
$35,900
50th Percentile Wage
$50,070
75th Percentile Wage
$74,510
90th Percentile Wage
$93,110

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for camera operators, television, video, and motion picture in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $93,110. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $50,070. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $30,740.

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
$50,070
11.96% 9.91%
2016
$44,080
0.20% -
2015
$43,990
-0.55% -
2014
$44,230
-10.38% -
2013
$48,820
7.60% -
2012
$45,110
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of camera operators, television, video, and motion picture in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of camera operators, television, video, and motion picture in state of Tennessee ranges from $41,540 to $67,710. The highest paying area for camera operators, television, video, and motion picture in Tennessee is Memphis with a median annual salary of $67,710. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin (mean annual salary $51,430). The lowest paying area is Knoxville with a median annual salary of $41,540.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Memphis
$67,710
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$51,430
Knoxville
$41,540




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