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Working as a Camera Technician

There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a camera technician. For example, did you know that they make an average of $20.94 an hour? That's $43,547 a year!

What Does a Camera Technician Do

There are certain skills that many camera technicians have in order to accomplish their responsibilities. By taking a look through resumes, we were able to narrow down the most common skills for a person in this position. We discovered that a lot of resumes listed math skills, time-management skills and customer-service skills.

When it comes to the most important skills required to be a camera technician, we found that a lot of resumes listed 39.6% of camera technicians included camera operation, while 11.8% of resumes included proper use, and 10.1% of resumes included video cameras. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.

When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn't even think offered positions related to the camera technician job title. But what industry to start with? Most camera technicians actually find jobs in the retail and technology industries.

How To Become a Camera Technician

If you're interested in becoming a camera technician, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 44.5% of camera technicians have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 4.4% of camera technicians have master's degrees. Even though some camera technicians have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become a camera technician. When we researched the most common majors for a camera technician, we found that they most commonly earn bachelor's degree degrees or high school diploma degrees. Other degrees that we often see on camera technician resumes include associate degree degrees or master's degree degrees.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a camera technician. In fact, many camera technician jobs require experience in a role such as internship. Meanwhile, many camera technicians also have previous career experience in roles such as technician or cashier.

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Average Salary$43,547
Job Growth Rate13%

Camera Technician Career Paths

Top Careers Before Camera Technician

Cashier
9.3 %

Top Careers After Camera Technician

Cashier
7.4 %

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Average Salary for a Camera Technician

Camera Technicians in America make an average salary of $43,547 per year or $21 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $72,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $26,000 per year.
Average Salary
$43,547

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Recently Added Salaries

Job TitleCompanyCompanyStart DateSalary
Sewer Sales Camera Technician
Sewer Sales Camera Technician
Thornton & Grooms Inc.
Thornton & Grooms Inc.
06/11/2020
06/11/2020
$100,00006/11/2020
$100,000
Camera Technician
Camera Technician
Thornton & Grooms Inc.
Thornton & Grooms Inc.
01/08/2020
01/08/2020
$100,00001/08/2020
$100,000
Camera Technician
Camera Technician
Thornton & Grooms Inc.
Thornton & Grooms Inc.
09/05/2019
09/05/2019
$100,00009/05/2019
$100,000
Camera Preparation Technician, III
Camera Preparation Technician, III
Hydroflex Inc.
Hydroflex Inc.
09/20/2017
09/20/2017
$45,00009/20/2017
$45,000
Camera Prep Technician Lead
Camera Prep Technician Lead
Sim Video Los Angeles, Inc.
Sim Video Los Angeles, Inc.
10/18/2016
10/18/2016
$42,78410/18/2016
$42,784

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Camera Technician Demographics

Gender

male

73.7 %

female

22.1 %

unknown

4.2 %

Ethnicity

White

70.5 %

Hispanic or Latino

15.9 %

Black or African American

5.6 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

65.0 %

Italian

10.0 %

Portuguese

5.0 %
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Camera Technician Education

Majors

Degrees

Bachelors

44.5 %

High School Diploma

20.3 %

Associate

18.5 %

Top Colleges for Camera Technicians

1. Northeastern University

Boston, MA • Private

In-State Tuition
$51,522
Enrollment
13,760

2. California State University - Long Beach

Long Beach, CA • Public

In-State Tuition
$6,798
Enrollment
31,503

3. Stanford University

Stanford, CA • Private

In-State Tuition
$51,354
Enrollment
7,083

4. Purdue University

West Lafayette, IN • Public

In-State Tuition
$9,992
Enrollment
33,495

5. Harvard University

Cambridge, MA • Private

In-State Tuition
$50,420
Enrollment
7,582

6. Minnesota State University - Mankato

Mankato, MN • Public

In-State Tuition
$8,184
Enrollment
11,675

7. University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA • Private

In-State Tuition
$55,584
Enrollment
10,764

8. University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA • Public

In-State Tuition
$19,080
Enrollment
19,127

9. Inter American University of Puerto Rico Bayamon

Bayamon, PR • Private

In-State Tuition
$5,940
Enrollment
4,169

10. University of Houston

Houston, TX • Public

In-State Tuition
$8,913
Enrollment
37,291
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Top Skills For a Camera Technician

The skills section on your resume can be almost as important as the experience section, so you want it to be an accurate portrayal of what you can do. Luckily, we've found all of the skills you'll need so even if you don't have these skills yet, you know what you need to work on. Out of all the resumes we looked through, 39.6% of camera technicians listed camera operation on their resume, but soft skills such as math skills and time-management skills are important as well.

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Top Camera Technician Employers

1. Panavision
4.4
Avg. Salary: 
$45,526
Camera Technicians Hired: 
9+
2. Kodak
4.3
Avg. Salary: 
$52,038
Camera Technicians Hired: 
5+
3. Walgreens
4.8
Avg. Salary: 
$45,481
Camera Technicians Hired: 
5+
4. SIM USA
4.1
Avg. Salary: 
$39,616
Camera Technicians Hired: 
4+
5. Roto-Rooter Group
4.6
Avg. Salary: 
$42,563
Camera Technicians Hired: 
3+
6. Thorntons
4.7
Avg. Salary: 
$32,578
Camera Technicians Hired: 
3+
Updated October 2, 2020