Camera operator earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Camera operator salary by state

State Name Average Salary
New Jersey $94,100
Connecticut $80,140
New York $80,010
District of Columbia $77,670
Maryland $62,120
Missouri $61,200
Washington $60,580
Colorado $60,360
Oregon $60,360
Arizona $59,980
Hawaii $59,960
California $54,420
Texas $54,090
Mississippi $53,550
Virginia $50,090
Minnesota $49,150
Illinois $49,070
Indiana $48,940
North Carolina $48,830
Alabama $48,750
Nebraska $48,590
Utah $48,510
Idaho $48,370
North Dakota $48,340
Kentucky $48,030
Florida $47,780
Wyoming $47,590
Arkansas $47,050
South Carolina $47,030
Oklahoma $46,150
Massachusetts $43,940
Kansas $41,920
Vermont $39,320
Georgia $38,920
Wisconsin $38,690
Michigan $38,550
South Dakota $38,210
New Hampshire $38,030
Ohio $37,890
Nevada $37,510
Pennsylvania $37,490
Louisiana $36,950
West Virginia $36,450
Maine $36,130
Guam $32,590
Tennessee $31,040
Montana $30,750
Iowa $30,430
Puerto Rico $30,070
New Mexico $22,990

How do camera operator salaries compare to similar careers?

Camera operators earn about the same as related careers in California. On average, they make less than calligraphers but more than photographers.

Career Median Salary
Calligrapher salary $70K
Interior designer salary $63K
Graphic designer salary $62K
Illustrator salary $62K
Craft artist salary $55K
Camera operator salary $54K
Announcer salary $49K
Exhibit designer salary $57K
Museum conservator salary $59K
Photographer salary $47K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)