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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,790
25th Percentile Wage
$34,410
50th Percentile Wage
$54,410
75th Percentile Wage
$75,220
90th Percentile Wage
$93,460

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for camera operators, television, video, and motion picture in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $93,460. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $54,410. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23,790.

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
$54,410
4.52% 38.83%
2016
$51,950
2.89% -
2015
$50,450
-2.81% -
2014
$51,870
12.03% -
2013
$45,630
27.07% -
2012
$33,280
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of camera operators, television, video, and motion picture in some Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of camera operators, television, video, and motion picture in state of Virginia ranges from $40,110 to $52,350. The highest paying area for camera operators, television, video, and motion picture in Virginia is Richmond with a median annual salary of $52,350. The second highest paying city/area in Virginia State is Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News (mean annual salary $49,180). The lowest paying area is Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol with a median annual salary of $40,110.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Richmond
$52,350
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$49,180
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol
$40,110




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