Cinematographer Salary in the United States

How much does a Cinematographer make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a Cinematographer in the United States is $23 as of September 26, 2019, but the salary range typically falls between $20 and $27. Hourly rate can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

What is a Cinematographer?

A Cinematographer or director of photography (sometimes shortened to DP or DOP) is the chief over the camera and light crews working on a film, television production or other live action piece and is responsible for making artistic and technical decisions related to the image. The study and practice of this field is referred to as cinematography. The Cinematographer selects the camera, film stock, lenses, filters, etc., to realize the scene in accordance with the intentions of the director. Relations between the Cinematographer and director vary; in some instances the director will allow the ...

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Average Hourly Wage

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Average Total Hourly Cash Compensation

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These charts show the average hourly wage (core compensation), as well as the average total hourly cash compensation for the job of Cinematographer in the United States. The average hourly rate for Cinematographer ranges from $20 to $27 with the average hourly pay of $23. The total hourly cash compensation, which includes base and short-term incentives, can vary anywhere from $21 to $27 with the average total hourly cash compensation of $24.

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Job Openings for Cinematographer
LA Sales Recruiter - Los Angeles , CA
We are looking to hire a Cinematographer to join our Studio Production Team. This role reports to the Director of Production and will be responsible for planning and executing content for media ...
ZipRecruiter - 9 days ago