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How much does a Camera Operator make in Illinois?

Average Camera Operator Hourly Wage in Illinois

Camera Operators earn a median hourly wage of $20.29. Hourly wages typically start from $9.81 and go up to $41.40.

Average Camera Operator Yearly Salary in Illinois

Camera Operators earn a median salary of $42,210 per year. Salaries typically start from $20,400 and go up to $86,110.

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Camera Operator Earnings by Seniority

Top End Camera Operator Earnings

The highest earning Camera Operators in Illinois earn:

$41.40
an hour
$86,110
per year
Senior Camera Operator Earnings

Senior Camera Operators in Illinois earn:

$29.23
an hour
$60,800
per year
Experienced Camera Operator Earnings

Experienced Camera Operators in Illinois earn:

$20.29
an hour
$42,210
per year
Junior Camera Operator Earnings

Junior Camera Operators in Illinois earn:

$13.07
an hour
$27,190
per year
Starting Camera Operator Earnings

Starting Camera Operators in Illinois earn:

$9.81
an hour
$20,400
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Camera Operator salary comparison

Camera Operators earn less than 83% percent of Film & Television careers in Illinois. Camera Operator salaries are in the bottom 56% of all careers in Illinois.

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Historical salary for Camera Operators in Illinois

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

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