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What is the average salary for Camera Operators in the United States?

Camera Operators earn an average hourly wage of $27.17. Hourly wages typically start from $11.36 and go up to $45.75. Camera Operators earn an average salary of $56,510 per year. Salaries typically start from $23,620 and go up to $95,160.

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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Highest

The top 10% of Camera Operators in the United States earn:

$45.75 an hour $95,160 per year
Senior

The top 25% of Camera Operators in the United States earn:

$32.91 an hour $68,440 per year
Experienced

The top 50% of Camera Operators in the United States earn:

$23.12 an hour $48,080 per year
Junior

The bottom 25% of Camera Operators in the United States earn:

$15.80 an hour $32,860 per year
Starting

The bottom 10% of Camera Operators in the United States earn:

$11.36 an hour $23,620 per year

Historical salary for Camera Operators in the United States

Camera Operator salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Camera Operator Salary in New York $38.53 $80,130 # 1
Camera Operator Salary in District of Columbia $32.81 $68,240 # 2
Camera Operator Salary in California $32.29 $67,160 # 3
Camera Operator Salary in Maryland $30.85 $64,170 # 4
Camera Operator Salary in Georgia $29.19 $60,720 # 5
Camera Operator Salary in Michigan $26.74 $55,620 # 6
Camera Operator Salary in New Jersey $26.71 $55,550 # 7
Camera Operator Salary in Alaska $26.54 $55,210 # 8
Camera Operator Salary in Hawaii $26.22 $54,540 # 9
Camera Operator Salary in Massachusetts $25.72 $53,510 # 10
Camera Operator Salary in Virginia $25.72 $53,490 # 11
Camera Operator Salary in Oregon $25.24 $52,490 # 12
Camera Operator Salary in Idaho $25.20 $52,420 # 13
Camera Operator Salary in Colorado $24.91 $51,800 # 14
Camera Operator Salary in Tennessee $23.69 $49,280 # 15
Camera Operator Salary in New Mexico $23.17 $48,190 # 16
Camera Operator Salary in Texas $23.10 $48,050 # 17
Camera Operator Salary in Illinois $22.97 $47,770 # 18
Camera Operator Salary in Florida $22.72 $47,250 # 19
Camera Operator Salary in Missouri $22.48 $46,760 # 20
Camera Operator Salary in Washington $22.24 $46,250 # 21
Camera Operator Salary in Arkansas $21.68 $45,100 # 22
Camera Operator Salary in Utah $21.51 $44,740 # 23
Camera Operator Salary in Louisiana $21.35 $44,410 # 24
Camera Operator Salary in Arizona $21.32 $44,340 # 25
Camera Operator Salary in Pennsylvania $20.49 $42,610 # 26
Camera Operator Salary in Ohio $20.37 $42,360 # 27
Camera Operator Salary in Iowa $19.69 $40,960 # 28
Camera Operator Salary in West Virginia $19.23 $40,010 # 29
Camera Operator Salary in Minnesota $19.07 $39,660 # 30
Camera Operator Salary in Kansas $19.03 $39,590 # 31
Camera Operator Salary in Nebraska $19.03 $39,580 # 32
Camera Operator Salary in Montana $19.00 $39,520 # 33
Camera Operator Salary in South Carolina $18.77 $39,040 # 34
Camera Operator Salary in Wyoming $18.77 $39,040 # 35
Camera Operator Salary in Oklahoma $18.22 $37,890 # 36
Camera Operator Salary in New Hampshire $18.09 $37,630 # 37
Camera Operator Salary in Indiana $17.84 $37,100 # 38
Camera Operator Salary in Kentucky $17.43 $36,250 # 39
Camera Operator Salary in Wisconsin $17.09 $35,540 # 40
Camera Operator Salary in Alabama $17.01 $35,370 # 41
Camera Operator Salary in North Carolina $16.42 $34,150 # 42
Camera Operator Salary in Vermont $15.82 $32,900 # 43
Camera Operator Salary in North Dakota $15.80 $32,850 # 44
Camera Operator Salary in South Dakota $15.60 $32,450 # 45
Camera Operator Salary in Maine $14.00 $29,120 # 46
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics