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Television, Video, and Motion Picture Camera Operators in Illinois

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3.0% Jobs Projection
$43,000 Median Salary
60 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Television, Video, and Motion Picture Camera Operators in Illinois are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Television, Video, and Motion Picture Camera Operators in Illinois is growing slower than average.

  • Television, Video, and Motion Picture Camera Operators in Illinois earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Television, Video, and Motion Picture Camera Operators Work in Illinois?

520 people worked as Television, Video, and Motion Picture Camera Operators in 2018 in this state.

There were 660 Television, Video, and Motion Picture Camera Operators employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 140 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Television, Video, and Motion Picture Camera Operators in IL Employment Trend

The typical state has 255 Television, Video, and Motion Picture Camera Operators working in it, which means Illinois has more Television, Video, and Motion Picture Camera Operators than average.

Television, Video, and Motion Picture Camera Operators in IL vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Illinois

Jobs for Television, Video, and Motion Picture Camera Operators in this state are growing at a rate of 3.0% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 7.2%.

Job Projections for Television, Video, and Motion Picture Camera Operators: Nation vs. IL

Illinois Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 60 annual Television, Video, and Motion Picture Camera Operators job openings in Illinois, and 680 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 2,600 annual jobs and 26,900 total jobs in 2026.

What do Television, Video, and Motion Picture Camera Operators Make in Illinois?

In 2018 wages for Television, Video, and Motion Picture Camera Operators ranged from $21,150 to $70,030 with $43,000 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $10.17 to $33.67. The median hourly rate was $20.68.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $21.49 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $0.81.

The median salary in Illinois is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Television, Video, and Motion Picture Camera Operators Earnings: IL vs. National Average

Top Illinois Metros for Television, Video, and Motion Picture Camera Operators

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Television, Video, and Motion Picture Camera Operators.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 360 $45,430
St. Louis, MO-IL 60 $50,850

Top States for Television, Video, and Motion Picture Camera Operators Employment

The table below shows the states where most Television, Video, and Motion Picture Camera Operators work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 4,530 $67,510
New York 2,270 $80,570
Georgia 1,490 $58,480
Texas 1,260 $52,420
Florida 880 $50,420
Pennsylvania 870 $43,180
Nevada 580 $48,030
Massachusetts 530 $38,110
Illinois 520 $43,000
New Jersey 490 $61,990
Tennessee 490 $48,290
Virginia 430 $55,190
Ohio 430 $55,870
Colorado 420 $54,290
District of Columbia 420 $81,420
Indiana 390 $40,050
Maryland 370 $54,120
Connecticut 360 $39,630
North Carolina 330 $50,890
Kentucky 310 $34,420

Below are the states where Television, Video, and Motion Picture Camera Operators get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $81,420
New York $80,570
Oregon $69,200
California $67,510
Washington $64,440
Arkansas $63,420
New Jersey $61,990
Georgia $58,480
Arizona $57,100
Ohio $55,870

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Occupation IL Employment Total
Film and Video Editors 300

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