How much does a Cinematographer make? The average Cinematographer salary is $49,577 as of November 25, 2020, but the salary range typically falls between $43,103 and $56,952. Salary ranges 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. 

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Cinematographer Salary in Major Cities

This chart shows the salary comparison for Cinematographer between major cities. San Francisco City consistently ranks #1 as of November 25, 2020. Click on the chart to see the detail salary data for Cinematographer in each city.
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City Name Average Salary
San Francisco, CA $61,971
Washington, DC $55,189
Miami, FL $48,263
Chicago, IL $52,595
Boston, MA $55,858
New York, NY $59,641
Dallas, TX $49,254
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Average Base Salary

Core compensation

 
 
 
43103
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49577

Average Total Cash Compensation

Includes base and annual incentives

 
 
 
44520
56903
50077
What is the average salary for Cinematographer in 2020?
These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of Cinematographer in the United States. The base salary for Cinematographer ranges from $43,103 to $56,952 with the average base salary of $49,577. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $44,520 to $56,903 with the average total cash compensation of $50,077.
Average Salary Average Salary Range
Base Salary $49,577 $43,103 - $56,952
Bonus $501 $1,417 - $-48
Total Pay $50,077 $44,520 - $56,903
* Base Salary represents gross income before taxes and deductions. It does not include additional pay such as benefits, bonuses, profit sharing or commissions.
* Total Pay combines base salary, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job.
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I am a Cinematographer, which location’s salary is higher, Springfield, MO or Fremont, NE?
Springfield, MO typically sees higher pay than Fremont, NE for Cinematographer. a Cinematographer Salary in Springfield, MO is $46,840 as of November 25, 2020; a Cinematographer Salary in Fremont, NE is $46,173 as of November 25, 2020. ( 2020-11-25 salary.com )
Why does the salary of a Cinematographer vary from city to city?
The cost of living is tied to salaries. If the expenses are higher in a particular city, then the wage level will be higher as well to afford the people can opportunity to live there. This is why you're always going to make more money in New York City for example, than in a small town. ( 2020-11-25 salary.com )
What are the Pay Factors for Cinematographer?
Salary ranges for a Cinematographer can vary widely, depending on the city and several other pay factors, including (but not limited to) education level, certifications, additional skills, and work experience. Click here to view Eight Factors That Can Affect Your Pay ( 2020-11-25 salary.com )
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Last Update: November 25, 2020