Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors

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Total Workforce
58.5k
Average Age
34.3
Average Salary
$56,198
Average Male Salary
$57,788
Average Female Salary
$49,633

About

Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors are most often employed by the Motion pictures & video industries industry. The average yearly wage for Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors was $56,198 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors by wage are Bailiffs, Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists, and Radio & telecommunications equipment installers & repairers.

Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors are part of the Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media occupations, along with Artists & related workers, Commercial and industrial designers, Fashion designers, Floral designers, Graphic designers, and 25 more.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors are LA (Southwest/Marina del Rey & Westchester) & Culver City Cities PUMA, CA, LA City (East Central/Silver Lake, Echo Park & Westlake) PUMA, CA, and Glendale City PUMA, CA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors are LA (Southwest/Marina del Rey & Westchester) & Culver City Cities PUMA, CA, Santa Monica City PUMA, CA, and West Hollywood & Beverly Hills Cities PUMA, CA.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors and on wages and locations for those in the field. Motion pictures & video industries is the industry that employs the most Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors, by average wage, is Electronic shopping and mail-order houses. Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors are paid most in Calabasas, Agoura Hills, Malibu & Westlake Village Cities PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in LA (Southwest/Marina del Rey & Westchester) & Culver City Cities PUMA, CA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$56,198
AVERAGE SALARY
± $7,115

In 2018, Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors earned an average of $56,198, $2,309 more than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Radio & telecommunications equipment installers & repairers make somewhat more than Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors while Bailiffs make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.463
WAGE GINI

In 2018, Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.463, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors, by number of employees, are Motion pictures & video industries, Broadcasting (except internet), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges.

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Industries by Share

58.5k
2018 Workforce
± 5,935
4.91%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 13.9%

The number of people employed as Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors has been growing at a rate of 4.91%, from 55,730 people in 2017 to 58,466 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors employed by various industries. Motion pictures & video industries employs the largest share of Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors at  41.4%, followed by Broadcasting (except internet) with 9.55% and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges with 8.47%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors in the US. The average age of male Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors in the workforce is 35 and of female Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors is 31.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

47.1k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 5,325
11.4k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 2,622

80.5% of Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

73.7% of Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 7.35% of Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors.

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Age by Gender

35
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.51
31.3
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 2.5

The median age of Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors is 34.3, and Male employees are generally 3.67 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors is Communications but a relatively high number of Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors hold a major in Communication Technologies.

Majors

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