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Director of Photography Salary

How much does a Director of Photography make in the United States?
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Salary Data for Director of Photography

$67,935 (USD)/yr

$33 (USD)/hr

$1,440 (USD)/yr

$67,091 (USD)/yr

$32 (USD)/hr

$1,440 (USD)/yr

Job Description
Plans, directs, and coordinates motion picture filming. Confers with Director regarding interpretation of scene and desired effects. Views set or location and reviews drawings and other information relating to natural or artificial conditions to determine filming and lighting requirements.
The average director of photography salary in United States is $67,935 or an equivalent hourly rate of $33. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $1,440. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in United States.
Compensation Data Based on Experience

$48,862 (USD)

$83,764 (USD)

Education

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Salary Potential

$78,756 (USD)

16 %

Based on our compensation data, the estimated salary potential for Director of Photography will increase 16 % over 5 years.

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