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Television, Video, and Motion Picture Camera Operators in South Carolina

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Television, Video, and Motion Picture Camera Operators in South Carolina

Considering a career as a Television, Video, and Motion Picture Camera Operator in South Carolina?

13.3% Jobs Projection
$29,510 Median Salary
20 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Television, Video, and Motion Picture Camera Operators in South Carolina is growing faster than average.

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

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

In 2018, there were 180 Television, Video, and Motion Picture Camera Operators working in the state.

There were 140 Television, Video, and Motion Picture Camera Operators employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 40 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

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

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

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

Job Projections for South Carolina

Jobs for Television, Video, and Motion Picture Camera Operators in this state are growing at a rate of 13.3% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 7.2%.

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

South Carolina Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 20 annual job openings, and 170 total jobs in 2026 for Television, Video, and Motion Picture Camera Operators in this state.

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 South Carolina?

In 2018 wages for Television, Video, and Motion Picture Camera Operators ranged from $18,260 to $117,870 with $29,510 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $8.78 to $56.67. The median hourly rate was $14.19.

The median salary in South Carolina is higher than the nationwide median salary.

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

Top South Carolina 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
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 100 $60,260
Columbia, SC 60 n/a
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 50 $50,990
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 40 $22,870

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

View the list below to see 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 SC Employment Total
Film and Video Editors 130

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