Camera operators rate their happiness above average.

At CareerExplorer, we conduct an ongoing survey with millions of people and ask them how satisfied they are with their careers. As it turns out, camera operators rate their career happiness 3.6 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 24% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy camera operators are to similar careers in the industry. Take a look at the results below:

Salaries and satisfaction ratings in similar careers

Career Satisfaction Avg Salary
Exhibit designer
3.7
$55k
Make-Up artist
3.7
$67k
Gem worker
3.7
$41k
Fashion designer
3.6
$69k
Camera operator
3.6
$53k
Producer
3.6
$75k
Talent director
3.6
$74k
Model maker
3.6
$59k
Film and video editor
3.6
$53k

So what does it mean to be happy in your career? Let’s break it down into different dimensions:

  • Salary: Are camera operators happy with their salary?
  • Meaning: Do camera operators find their jobs meaningful?
  • Personality fit: How well suited are people’s personalities to their everyday tasks as camera operators?
  • Work environment: How enjoyable are camera operator’s work environments?
  • Skills utilization: Are camera operators making the best use of their abilities?

Are camera operators happy with their salary?