Camera Operator

Code: 27-4031.00

Also known as: Camera Operator, Cameraman, Master Control Operator (MCO), News Videographer, Production Technician, Studio Camera Operator, Television News Photographer, Videographer

Description: If it doesn't happen when the camera's recording, it doesn't happen. It's up to the Camera Operator to keep rolling and get the shot when it matters. Camera Operators must have a strong understanding of shot composition and framing as well as storytelling so that the appropriate shots are recorded. Although Camera Operators are generally found in Film and TV, these professionals are also employed corporations for data collection and reporting.

Camera Operator

Typical wages

10% $29,140
25% $39,550
Median $57,200
75% $81,580
90% $123,220
10% $14.01
25% $19.01
Median $27.5
75% $39.22
90% $59.24

Projected employment

Estimated Employment
(2019 year)
Projected Employment
(2029 year)
Percent Change +0 %
Projected Annual Job Openings 3,000