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Camera Operators

Wages & Outlook


Typical Wages

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $17.98
Statewide median: $25.22


This career pays well below the statewide median wage.

Wages for Camera Operators *

Area Low Median High
$21.79 $30.61 $46.49
$15.89 $17.98 $30.05
Central Minnesota
$15.89 $16.53 $17.74
Northwest Minnesota
$15.89 $17.83 $28.76
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$17.36 $22.02 $31.91

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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In Minnesota, there are 270 workers employed in this very small career.

Where do Camera Operators most often work?


Current Demand

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This career is currently in very low demand.


Future Demand   This career is projected to grow much faster than average.

This career is seeing very high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 290 new Camera Operators to meet market demand between 2020-2030. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.


Employment Outlook for Camera Operators
Area Employment Employment Change
2020 2030 Number Percent
U S 30,300 37,600 7,300 24.1%
Minnesota 249 288 39 15.7%
Northeast Minnesota 29 37 8 27.6%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 156 174 18 11.5%

Source: You can learn about our data sources in the About Us section.