Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
66k
Average Age
36.2
Average Salary
$59,638
Average Male Salary
$61,346
Average Female Salary
$52,857

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 $59,638 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors by wage are Other drafters, Railtrack laying & maintenance equipment operators, and Control & valve 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 City (East Central/Hollywood) PUMA, CA, LA City (Northeast/North Hollywood & Valley Village) PUMA, CA, and LA City (Mount Washington, Highland Park & Glassell Park) PUMA, CA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors are LA City (Northeast/North Hollywood & Valley Village) PUMA, CA, LA City (East Central/Hollywood) 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 National security & international affairs. 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 (Northeast/North Hollywood & Valley Village) PUMA, CA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$59,638
AVERAGE SALARY
± $6,351

In 2020, Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors earned an average of $59,638, $3,684 more than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Railtrack laying & maintenance equipment operators make somewhat more than Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors while Other drafters 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

0.484
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.484, which is higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less 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

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors, by average wage, are National security & international affairs, Soap, cleaning compound, & cosmetics manufacturing , and Advertising, public relations & related services.

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Industries by Share

66k
2020 Workforce
± 6,304
8.47%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 12.7%

The number of people employed as Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors has been growing at a rate of 8.47%, from 60,801 people in 2019 to 65,951 people in 2020.

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  41.6%, followed by Broadcasting (except internet) with 12.9% and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges with 7.36%.

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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 37 and of female Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors is 32.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

52.7k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 5,634
13.3k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 2,829

79.9% of Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex 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. Black (Non-Hispanic)

72% of Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 7.4% 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 Sex

37
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.39
32.6
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 2.5

The median age of Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors is 36.2, and Male employees are generally 4.42 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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