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How much does a Camera Operator make in California?

Average Camera Operator Hourly Wage in California

Camera Operators earn a median hourly wage of $28.61. Hourly wages typically start from $15.22 and go up to $61.97.

Average Camera Operator Yearly Salary in California

Camera Operators earn a median salary of $59,500 per year. Salaries typically start from $31,660 and go up to $128,890.

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Camera Operator Earnings by Seniority

Top End Camera Operator Earnings

The highest earning Camera Operators in California earn:

$61.97
an hour
$128,890
per year
Senior Camera Operator Earnings

Senior Camera Operators in California earn:

$41.46
an hour
$86,250
per year
Experienced Camera Operator Earnings

Experienced Camera Operators in California earn:

$28.61
an hour
$59,500
per year
Junior Camera Operator Earnings

Junior Camera Operators in California earn:

$19.57
an hour
$40,700
per year
Starting Camera Operator Earnings

Starting Camera Operators in California earn:

$15.22
an hour
$31,660
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Camera Operator salary comparison

Camera Operators earn less than 77% percent of Film & Television careers in California. Camera Operator salaries are in the bottom 70% of all careers in California.

Filmmaker Salary in California $93k
Film and Video Editor Salary in California $88k
Court Reporter Salary in California $86k
Talent Agent Salary in California $85k
Television Writer Salary in California $73k
News Anchor Salary in California $73k
Camera Operator Salary $59k
Announcer Salary in California $42k
Model Maker Salary in California $38k
Motion Picture Projectionist Salary in California $22k

Historical salary for Camera Operators in California

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

How to Become a Camera Operator

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