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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22,630
25th Percentile Wage
$32,180
50th Percentile Wage
$49,770
75th Percentile Wage
$65,680
90th Percentile Wage
$102,960

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for camera operators, television, video, and motion picture in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $102,960. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $49,770. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22,630.

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
$49,770
-0.50% 41.13%
2016
$50,020
4.96% -
2015
$47,540
6.60% -
2014
$44,400
23.00% -
2013
$34,190
14.30% -
2012
$29,300
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of camera operators, television, video, and motion picture in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of camera operators, television, video, and motion picture in state of Texas ranges from $19,140 to $55,680. The highest paying area for camera operators, television, video, and motion picture in Texas is Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos with a median annual salary of $55,680. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (mean annual salary $53,180). The lowest paying area is Tyler with a median annual salary of $19,140.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$55,680
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$53,180
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$52,220
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$50,990
Fort Worth-Arlington
$47,260
Abilene
$44,900
Lubbock
$42,370
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$39,700
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$25,120
Tyler
$19,140




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