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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,320
25th Percentile Wage
$47,800
50th Percentile Wage
$61,380
75th Percentile Wage
$75,830
90th Percentile Wage
$88,940

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for camera operators, television, video, and motion picture in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $88,940. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $61,380. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,320.

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
$61,380
-5.88% 28.45%
2016
$64,990
25.80% -
2015
$48,220
9.46% -
2014
$43,660
3.96% -
2013
$41,930
-4.75% -
2012
$43,920
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of camera operators, television, video, and motion picture in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of camera operators, television, video, and motion picture in state of Washington ranges from $53,990 to $64,600. The highest paying area for camera operators, television, video, and motion picture in Washington is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett with a median annual salary of $64,600. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue (mean annual salary $64,380). The lowest paying area is Spokane with a median annual salary of $53,990.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$64,600
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$64,380
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$55,460
Spokane
$53,990




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