Information About Camera Operators, Television, Video, And Motion Picture

Training Requirements for Camera Operators, Television, Video, And Motion Picture

Camera operators, television, video, and motion picture need bachelor's degree.

Degrees for Camera operators, television, video, and motion picture
Training for Camera Operators, Television, Video, And Motion Picture
Percent
Less than High School 1.6
High School 8.3
Some College 17.5
Associates Degree 11.5
Bachelors Degree 51.9
Masters Degree 8.2
Doctorate or Professional Degree 1.1

Employment outlook for Camera Operators, Television, Video, And Motion Picture

Represents about 25,000 people in the United States.

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 0 more camera operators, television, video, and motion picture but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 2,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, camera operators, television, video, and motion picture make $30.38 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Camera operators, television, video, and motion picture $12.95 $18.06 $26.48 $37.21 $52.50
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations $10.20 $14.69 $22.69 $34.33 $49.69
Media and communication equipment workers $10.40 $14.65 $21.96 $33.35 $47.69
Television, video, and motion picture camera operators and editors $13.13 $18.62 $28.39 $42.92 $68.89
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, camera operators, television, video, and motion picture make $63,200 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Camera operators, television, video, and motion picture $26,940 $37,570 $55,080 $77,410 $109,200
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations $21,210 $30,560 $47,190 $71,410 $103,360
Media and communication equipment workers $21,630 $30,460 $45,680 $69,370 $99,200
Television, video, and motion picture camera operators and editors $27,310 $38,730 $59,040 $89,280 $143,280
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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