How much does a Camera Operator make in the United States?

Average Camera Operator Yearly Salary in the United States

Camera Operators earn an average yearly salary of $55,601. Salaries typically start from $22,830 and go up to $97,431.

Average Camera Operator Hourly Wage in the United States

Camera Operators earn an average hourly wage of $26.73. Hourly wages typically start from $10.98 and go up to $46.84.

Source: Sokanu (Aggregated)

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

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Employment Type Mix

27%
Full-Time
73%
Part-Time

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Salary Satisfaction

2.9
SCORE
274
RATINGS
Camera Operators average a score of 2.9 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Camera Operators in the 42th percentile of salary satisfaction.

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Camera Operator Earnings by Seniority

Top End Camera Operator Earnings

The highest earning Camera Operators in the United States earn:

$46.84
an hour
$97,431.4
per year
Senior Camera Operator Earnings

Senior Camera Operators in the United States earn:

$32.99
an hour
$68,610.9
per year
Experienced Camera Operator Earnings

Experienced Camera Operators in the United States earn:

$23.13
an hour
$48,102.3
per year
Junior Camera Operator Earnings

Junior Camera Operators in the United States earn:

$15.81
an hour
$32,885.9
per year
Starting Camera Operator Earnings

Starting Camera Operators in the United States earn:

$10.98
an hour
$22,829.9
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Camera Operator Salary Comparison

Camera Operators earn more than 60% percent of similar careers in the United States.

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Source: Sokanu (Aggregated)

Camera Operator salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Camera Operator Salary in District of Columbia $41.93 $87,220 # 1
Camera Operator Salary in New York $39.80 $82,780 # 2
Camera Operator Salary in California $36.32 $75,550 # 3
Camera Operator Salary in Oregon $31.67 $65,880 # 4
Camera Operator Salary in Washington $31.25 $65,000 # 5
Camera Operator Salary in New Jersey $31.25 $64,990 # 6
Camera Operator Salary in Colorado $31.25 $64,990 # 7
Camera Operator Salary in Massachusetts $29.76 $61,910 # 8
Camera Operator Salary in New Mexico $29.35 $61,050 # 9
Camera Operator Salary in Michigan $28.76 $59,820 # 10
Camera Operator Salary in Virginia $27.81 $57,850 # 11
Camera Operator Salary in United States $26.73 $55,600.7 # 12
Camera Operator Salary in Texas $26.63 $55,400 # 13
Camera Operator Salary in Missouri $26.43 $54,980 # 14
Camera Operator Salary in North Carolina $25.47 $52,980 # 15
Camera Operator Salary in Florida $25.17 $52,360 # 16
Camera Operator Salary in Georgia $24.80 $51,590 # 17
Camera Operator Salary in Maryland $24.69 $51,350 # 18
Camera Operator Salary in Arizona $24.19 $50,320 # 19
Camera Operator Salary in Arkansas $24.01 $49,950 # 20
Camera Operator Salary in Louisiana $23.93 $49,780 # 21
Camera Operator Salary in West Virginia $23.93 $49,780 # 22
Camera Operator Salary in Illinois $23.85 $49,610 # 23
Camera Operator Salary in Mississippi $23.84 $49,590 # 24
Camera Operator Salary in Wyoming $22.94 $47,720 # 25
Camera Operator Salary in Tennessee $22.75 $47,320 # 26
Camera Operator Salary in South Carolina $22.31 $46,410 # 27
Camera Operator Salary in Ohio $22.24 $46,260 # 28
Camera Operator Salary in Utah $21.33 $44,370 # 29
Camera Operator Salary in Alabama $21.25 $44,200 # 30
Camera Operator Salary in Wisconsin $21.12 $43,920 # 31
Camera Operator Salary in Pennsylvania $20.68 $43,020 # 32
Camera Operator Salary in Kansas $19.46 $40,470 # 33
Camera Operator Salary in Indiana $19.43 $40,420 # 34
Camera Operator Salary in Oklahoma $18.85 $39,210 # 35
Camera Operator Salary in New Hampshire $18.80 $39,100 # 36
Camera Operator Salary in Minnesota $18.44 $38,360 # 37
Camera Operator Salary in Iowa $17.68 $36,770 # 38
Camera Operator Salary in Kentucky $16.96 $35,280 # 39
Camera Operator Salary in North Dakota $16.93 $35,210 # 40
Camera Operator Salary in Nebraska $16.87 $35,080 # 41
Camera Operator Salary in Vermont $16.59 $34,500 # 42
Camera Operator Salary in Montana $16.37 $34,040 # 43
Camera Operator Salary in South Dakota $16.26 $33,820 # 44
Camera Operator Salary in Puerto Rico $15.54 $32,320 # 45
Camera Operator Salary in Maine $15.19 $31,590 # 46
Camera Operator Salary in Guam $11.52 $23,960 # 47