What is the average salary for a Camera Operator?

Annual / Hourly

The average salary of a Camera Operator is $52,530. Salaries start from $20,560 and go up to $91,890. Please note that the average salary for a Camera Operator may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location. Our source, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, produces some of the United States most sensitive and important economic information, which is based on their strongest commitment to accuracy, quality and integrity.

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Highest

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

$91,890
Senior

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

$63,170
Experienced

The middle 50% of Camera Operators in United States earn:

$42,530
Junior

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

$29,190
Starting

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

$20,560

Historical salary

Camera Operator salary by state

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State Salary Rank
Camera Operator Salary in New York 72,020 1
Camera Operator Salary in District of Columbia 71,430 2
Camera Operator Salary in California 68,360 3
Camera Operator Salary in Maryland 66,790 4
Camera Operator Salary in Georgia 59,610 5
Camera Operator Salary in Colorado 53,370 6
Camera Operator Salary in New Jersey 52,970 7
Camera Operator Salary in Tennessee 52,800 8
Camera Operator Salary in Illinois 52,580 9
Camera Operator Salary in United States 52,530 10
Camera Operator Salary in Pennsylvania 52,510 11
Camera Operator Salary in Oregon 50,650 12
Camera Operator Salary in New Mexico 50,640 13
Camera Operator Salary in Hawaii 50,150 14
Camera Operator Salary in Virginia 49,510 15
Camera Operator Salary in Rhode Island 49,320 16
Camera Operator Salary in Massachusetts 48,090 17
Camera Operator Salary in Louisiana 47,080 18
Camera Operator Salary in North Carolina 46,270 19
Camera Operator Salary in Washington 45,770 20
Camera Operator Salary in Ohio 45,690 21
Camera Operator Salary in Texas 44,950 22
Camera Operator Salary in Michigan 44,280 23
Camera Operator Salary in Arizona 43,670 24
Camera Operator Salary in Utah 43,480 25
Camera Operator Salary in Kansas 43,080 26
Camera Operator Salary in Minnesota 39,840 27
Camera Operator Salary in Nevada 39,200 28
Camera Operator Salary in Nebraska 39,000 29
Camera Operator Salary in Arkansas 38,570 30
Camera Operator Salary in Indiana 37,970 31
Camera Operator Salary in Kentucky 37,900 32
Camera Operator Salary in Florida 36,740 33
Camera Operator Salary in Vermont 35,700 34
Camera Operator Salary in Montana 35,400 35
Camera Operator Salary in South Carolina 35,180 36
Camera Operator Salary in Connecticut 34,700 37
Camera Operator Salary in New Hampshire 33,910 38
Camera Operator Salary in Missouri 33,690 39
Camera Operator Salary in South Dakota 32,710 40
Camera Operator Salary in Oklahoma 32,270 41
Camera Operator Salary in Idaho 32,110 42
Camera Operator Salary in Alabama 31,770 43
Camera Operator Salary in Puerto Rico 31,470 44
Camera Operator Salary in Wisconsin 31,310 45
Camera Operator Salary in Maine 28,190 46
Camera Operator Salary in North Dakota 22,260 47
Camera Operator Salary in Guam 21,960 48

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics