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The average film & video camera operator salary in United States is $32,060 or an equivalent hourly rate of $15. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $433. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in United States.
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An entry level film & video camera operator (1-3 years of experience) earns an average salary of $25,345. On the other end, a senior level film & video camera operator (8+ years of experience) earns an average salary of $42,423.

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Job Description
Operate television, video, or motion picture camera to record images or scenes for various purposes, such as TV broadcasts, advertising, video production, or motion pictures.

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