Cinematographer earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

How do cinematographer salaries compare to similar careers?

Cinematographers earn about the same as related careers in the United States. On average, they make less than television writers but more than sports broadcasters.

Career Median Salary
Television writer salary $62K
Industrial designer salary $67K
Film and video editor salary $60K
Tattoo artist salary $39K
Calligrapher salary $65K
Cinematographer salary $40K
Illustrator salary $49K
Court reporter salary $57K
Exhibit designer salary $54K
Sports broadcaster salary $40K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)