Cinematographer Salary in the United States

How much does a Cinematographer make in the United States? The average Cinematographer salary in the United States is $48,500 as of October 30, 2019, but the salary range typically falls between $42,178 and $55,728. 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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$42,178 to $55,728
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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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Company Overview: '87 is an affiliate of Sterling Partners, a multi-strategy investment firm founded over 35 years ago. '87 incubates and invests in businesses that are fundamentally focused on ...
LinkedIn - 9 days ago
87 - Chicago , IL
Company Overview: '87 is an affiliate of Sterling Partners, a multi-strategy investment firm founded over 35 years ago. '87 incubates and invests in businesses that are fundamentally focused on ...
Jobble, Inc. - 1 day ago
To be considered for this role, you're a proven creative lead, a producer and a cinematographer. You dream it. You shoot it. You're passionate about all things digital media and not afraid to take a ...
LinkedIn - 9 days ago
goop.com - Santa Monica , CA
To be considered for this role, you're a proven creative lead, a producer and a cinematographer. You dream it. You shoot it. You're passionate about all things digital media and not afraid to take a ...
Jobble, Inc. - 7 days ago
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Average Base Salary

Core compensation

 
 
 
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48500

Average Total Cash Compensation

Includes base and annual incentives

 
 
 
43560
55680
49001
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 $42,178 to $55,728 with the average base salary of $48,500. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $43,560 to $55,680 with the average total cash compensation of $49,001.

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