Camera operator earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Camera operator salary by state

State Name Average Salary
California $28,520

How do camera operator salaries compare to similar careers?

Camera operators earn about the same as related careers in the United States. On average, they make less than exhibit designers but more than announcers.

Career Median Salary
Exhibit designer salary $49K
Film and video editor salary $42K
Cinematographer salary $31K
Make-Up artist salary $41K
Interior designer salary $42K
Camera operator salary $40K
Sports broadcaster salary $27K
Model maker salary $44K
Cartoonist salary $27K
Announcer salary $30K