Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors

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2019 Workforce
87.5k
Average Age
37
Average Salary
$58,983
Average Male Salary
$61,677
Average Female Salary
$49,223

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 $58,983 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors by wage are Surface mining machine operators and earth drillers, Morticians, undertakers, & funeral directors, and Entertainment and recreation managers.

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 City (East Central/Hollywood) PUMA, CA, LA City (Northeast/North Hollywood & Valley Village) PUMA, CA, and LA City (East Central/Central City & Boyle Heights) PUMA, CA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors are LA City (East Central/Hollywood) PUMA, CA, LA City (Northeast/North Hollywood & Valley Village) PUMA, CA, and LA City (East Central/Central City & Boyle Heights) 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 Advertising, public relations & related services. 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 City (East Central/Hollywood) PUMA, CA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$58,983
AVERAGE SALARY
± $4,679

In 2019, Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors earned an average of $58,983, $3,459 more than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Surface mining machine operators and earth drillers make somewhat more than Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors while Morticians, undertakers, & funeral directors 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

0.457
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.457, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors, by average wage, are Advertising, public relations & related services, Independent artists, writers, and performers, and Motion pictures & video industries.

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Industries by Share

87.5k
2019 Workforce
± 7,261
49.7%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 8.76%

The number of people employed as Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors has been growing at a rate of 49.7%, from 58,466 people in 2018 to 87,519 people in 2019.

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  41.2%, followed by Broadcasting (except internet) with 16.1% and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges with 7.1%.

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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 38.1 and of female Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors is 32.9, and the most common race/ethnicity for Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

68.6k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 6,428
18.9k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 3,378

78.4% 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. White (Hispanic)
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

69.8% of Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 8.23% of Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors, White (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

38.1
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.21
32.9
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 2.15

The median age of Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors is 37, and Male employees are generally 5.15 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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