Film and video camera operators

National Occupation Code (NOC): 5222  ยท  Browse All Occupations

Film and video camera operators operate motion picture and video cameras and related equipment to record news, live events, films, videos and television broadcasts. They are employed by television networks and stations, motion picture and video production companies and in-house communications facilities of large corporations.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Assistant Camera Operator
  • Camera Operator
  • Dance Videographer
  • EFP (electronic Field Production) Camera Operator
  • Electronic Field Production (EFP) Camera Operator
  • Electronic News Gathering (ENG) Camera Operator
  • ENG (electronic News Gathering) Camera Operator
  • Film Camera Operator
  • Film Cameraman/woman
  • Motion Picture Camera Operator
  • News Camera Operator
  • Senior Motion Picture Camera Operator
  • Studio Camera Operator
  • Television Camera Operator
  • Television News Camera Operator
  • Video Camera Operator
  • Videographer
  • Assistant Camera Operator
  • Camera Operator
  • Electronic News Gathering (ENG) Camera Operator
  • Film Camera Operator
  • Motion Picture Camera Operator
  • Studio Camera Operator
  • Television Camera Operator
  • Video Camera Operator

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for film and video camera operators.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree N/A
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate N/A
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma N/A
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma $37,640
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level N/A
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above N/A
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $6,598
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Median Income by Gender

The following table details median income by gender for film and video camera operators.

Gender Median Income
Male $6,598
Female $6,894
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Extracted Salary Information (9 samples)

The following salary data has been extracted from job posts indexed on this website over the last year for film and video camera operators.

$27,300.00
Lowest Observed
$69,000.00
Highest Observed
$48,750.00
25th Percentile
$50,675.00
Average
$53,625.00
Median
$61,000.00
75th Percentile

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Regional Employment Participation by Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for film and video camera operators

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 25
25 to 34 years 50
35 to 44 years 25
45 to 54 years 20
55 to 64 years 25
65 to 74 years 0
75 years and over 0
Total 130
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Employment Type

This chart outlines regional employment participation by employment type for film and video camera operators. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 90
Part Time 55
Total 140
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Gender

This chart outlines regional employment participation by gender for film and video camera operators. Hover over a pie section to see the associated gender, or refer to the table below.

Gender Employed Individuals
Male 110
Female 10
Total 130
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Class of Worker

This chart outlines regional employment participation by class of worker for film and video camera operators. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 60
Self Employed 60
Total 130
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Labour Force Status

This chart outlines regional employment participation by labour force status for film and video camera operators. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 105
Unemployed 20
Total 130
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Education Level

This chart outlines regional employment participation by education level for film and video camera operators. Hover over a pie section to see the associated education level, or refer to the table below.

Education Level Individuals
No certificate, diploma or degree 0
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 55
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 0
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 35
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 0
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 20
Total 140
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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