Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors

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Total Workforce

55.7k

Average Age

38.2

Estimated Job Growth

12.8%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$59,785

Average Male Salary

$63,520

Average Female Salary

$43,953

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 $59,785 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors by wage are Pumping station operators, Postsecondary teachers, and Speechlanguage pathologists.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors are LA City (Central/Pacific Palisades) PUMA, CA, Bushwick PUMA, NY, and LA (Southwest/Marina del Rey & Westchester) & Culver City Cities PUMA, CA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors are Bushwick PUMA, NY, LA City (Central/Pacific Palisades) PUMA, CA, and LA (Southwest/Marina del Rey & Westchester) & Culver City 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 Motion pictures & video industries. 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 Bushwick PUMA, NY.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$59,785

AVERAGE SALARY

± $7,739

In 2017, Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors earned an average of $59,785, $7,720 more than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Speechlanguage pathologists make somewhat more than Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors while Pumping station operators 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 2017, Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.484, which is higher than than the national average of 0.479. 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

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 Motion pictures & video industries, Broadcasting (except internet), and Computer Systems Design.

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Industries by Share

55.7k

2017 Workforce

± 5,795

8.26%

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 8.26%, from 51,476 people in 2016 to 55,730 people in 2017.

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  39.7%, followed by Broadcasting (except internet) with 11.8% and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges with 8.65%.

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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 39.4 and of female Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors is 32.8, and the most common race/ethnicity for Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors is White.

Gender Composition

45.1k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 5,213

10.6k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 2,532

80.9% 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

  2. Black

  3. Asian

86% of Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 4.56% of Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors, Black 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

39.4

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.53

32.8

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 2.9

The median age of Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors is 38.2, and Male employees are generally 6.59 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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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors need many skills, but most especially . The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors need more than the average amount of .

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors are expected to see a growth of 12.8% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

12.8%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors. This profession is expected to grow faster than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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