Cinematographer earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

How much does a Cinematographer earn?

How do cinematographer salaries compare to similar careers?

Cinematographers earn 7% less than similar careers in the United States. On average, they make less than executive producers but more than calligraphers.

Career Median Salary
Executive producer salary $59K
Naval architect salary $91K
Talent director salary $72K
Film director salary $72K
News anchor salary $41K
Cinematographer salary $41K
Industrial designer salary $52K
Urban planner salary $71K
Television writer salary $62K
Calligrapher salary $64K