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Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

27-4031 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture



Operate television, video, or motion picture camera to record images or scenes for various purposes, such as TV broadcasts, advertising, video production, or motion pictures.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 11013$29.24/hr$16.41/hr$24.04/hr$27.62/hr$35.12/hr$52.02/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
ManufacturingN/AN/A
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/AN/A
Information90$22.35/hr
Professional and Business Services50$27.62/hr
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
Public Administration20$23.90/hr
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Central Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Minnesota 10$24.94/hr27.6%
Southwest Balance of State 10$19.56/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 30$25.44/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 110$27.62/hr11.5%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 110$27.62/hrN/A
Minnesota 180$25.01/hr15.7%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Broadcast Technicians 260$15.30/hr6.7%
Motion Picture Projectionists N/AN/AN/A
Audio and Video Technicians 1,020$29.32/hr18.9%


  • Reload camera magazines with fresh raw film stock.
  • Label and record contents of exposed film and note details on report forms.
  • Test, clean, maintain, and repair broadcast equipment, including testing microphones, to ensure proper working condition.
  • Prepare slates that describe the scenes being filmed.
  • View films to resolve problems of exposure control, subject and camera movement, changes in subject distance, and related variables.
  • Operate zoom lenses, changing images according to specifications and rehearsal instructions.
  • Edit video for broadcast productions, including non-linear editing.
  • Edit video for broadcast productions, including non-linear editing.
  • Design graphics for studio productions.
  • Set up cameras, optical printers, and related equipment to produce photographs and special effects.