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 Washington. On average, they make less than film directors but more than talent agents.

Career Median Salary
Film director salary $64K
Talent director salary $64K
Producer salary $64K
Film and video editor salary $61K
Fashion designer salary $61K
Camera operator salary $64K
Television writer salary $61K
Interior designer salary $60K
Graphic designer salary $58K
Talent agent salary $58K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)