Camera operator earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Camera operator salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Alabama $48,350
Arkansas $63,420
Arizona $52,259
California $67,510
Colorado $54,290
Connecticut $39,630
District of Columbia $81,420
Florida $50,420
Georgia $59,110
Guam $22,150
Hawaii $59,780
Iowa $36,690
Illinois $44,589
Indiana $38,729
Kansas $44,510
Kentucky $37,402
Louisiana $41,250
Massachusetts $38,110
Maryland $54,120
Maine $35,950
Michigan $53,120
Minnesota $40,900
Missouri $47,280
Mississippi $50,890
Montana $32,480
North Carolina $50,890
North Dakota $41,120
Nebraska $30,720
New Hampshire $27,450
New Jersey $61,990
New Mexico $65,180
Nevada $49,770
New York $80,570
Ohio $55,870
Oklahoma $38,350
Oregon $69,200
Pennsylvania $46,350
Puerto Rico $43,650
South Carolina $29,510
South Dakota $28,830
Tennessee $48,290
Texas $57,360
Utah $52,440
Virginia $55,190
Vermont $36,950
Washington $64,440
Wisconsin $42,550
West Virginia $39,120
Wyoming $47,590

How do camera operator salaries compare to similar careers?

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

Career Median Salary
Filmmaker salary $53K
Talent director salary $53K
Film director salary $53K
Producer salary $53K
Multimedia animator salary $53K
Camera operator salary $56K
Interior designer salary $51K
Film and video editor salary $52K
Announcer salary $33K
Exhibit designer salary $49K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)