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How much does a Filmmaker make in California?

Average Filmmaker Hourly Wage in California

Filmmakers earn a median hourly wage of $43.22.

Average Filmmaker Yearly Salary in California

Filmmakers earn a median salary of $89,900 per year.

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

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Filmmaker Earnings by Seniority

Senior Filmmaker Earnings

Senior Filmmakers in California earn:

$78.91
an hour
$164,130
per year
Experienced Filmmaker Earnings

Experienced Filmmakers in California earn:

$43.22
an hour
$89,900
per year
Junior Filmmaker Earnings

Junior Filmmakers in California earn:

$30.51
an hour
$63,470
per year
Starting Filmmaker Earnings

Starting Filmmakers in California earn:

$19.49
an hour
$40,550
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Filmmaker salary comparison

Filmmakers earn more than 69% percent of Film & Television careers in California. Filmmaker salaries are in the top 72% of all careers in California.

Filmmaker Salary $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 in California $59k
Announcer Salary in California $42k
Model Maker Salary in California $38k
Motion Picture Projectionist Salary in California $22k

Historical salary for Filmmakers in California

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

How to Become a Filmmaker

Interested in becoming a filmmaker? Here are your next steps.

  1. Take the Sokanu Career Test

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  2. Get the Education

  3. Get Hired

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