Camera operator earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Camera operator salary by state

State Name Average Salary
New York $80,570
District of Columbia $81,420
California $67,510
Oregon $69,200
Washington $64,440
New Jersey $61,990
Arizona $57,100
Hawaii $54,480
Georgia $58,480
Michigan $53,120
Maryland $54,120
Arkansas $63,420
North Carolina $50,890
Texas $52,420
Ohio $55,870
Virginia $55,190
Colorado $54,290
Massachusetts $38,110
Tennessee $48,290
Utah $52,440
Florida $50,420
Missouri $47,280
Nevada $48,030
Connecticut $39,630
South Carolina $29,510
Louisiana $41,250
West Virginia $39,120
Oklahoma $38,350
Pennsylvania $43,180
Minnesota $40,900
Illinois $43,000
Puerto Rico $43,650
Kansas $44,510
North Dakota $41,120
Wisconsin $42,550
Vermont $36,950
Indiana $40,050
Maine $35,950
Kentucky $34,420
Iowa $33,960
Montana $32,480
New Hampshire $27,450
South Dakota $28,830

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 illustrators but more than motion picture projectionists.

Career Median Salary
Illustrator salary $27K
Jeweler salary $30K
Glass blower salary $33K
Engraver salary $31K
News reporter salary $27K
Camera operator salary $30K
Potter salary $28K
Hand sewer salary $29K
Craft artist salary $25K
Motion picture projectionist salary $23K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)