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Working as a News Camera Person

There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a news camera person. For example, did you know that they make an average of $46.77 an hour? That's $97,275 a year!

Between 2018 and 2028, the career is expected to grow 11% and produce 7,900 job opportunities across the U.S.

What Does a News Camera Person Do

There are certain skills that many news camera people 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 physical stamina, visual skills and creativity.

When it comes to the most important skills required to be a news camera person, we found that a lot of resumes listed 57.1% of news camera people included news stories, while 21.4% of resumes included final cut pro, and 21.4% of resumes included audio equipment. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.

How To Become a News Camera Person

If you're interested in becoming a news camera person, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 62.5% of news camera people have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 25.0% of news camera people have master's degrees. Even though most news camera people have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a news camera person. In fact, many news camera person jobs require experience in a role such as reporter. Meanwhile, many news camera people also have previous career experience in roles such as editor or editorial assistant.

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Average Salary$97,275
Job Growth Rate11%

News Camera Person Jobs

Average Salary for a News Camera Person

News Camera People in America make an average salary of $97,275 per year or $47 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $159,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $59,000 per year.
Average Salary
$97,275

Best Paying Cities

City
Average Salary
San Francisco, CA
Salary Range77k - 153k$109k$108,868
New York, NY
Salary Range77k - 144k$105k$105,485
Washington, DC
Salary Range77k - 142k$105k$104,782
Buffalo, NY
Salary Range69k - 132k$96k$96,069
$69k
$153k

Recently Added Salaries

Job TitleCompanyCompanyStart DateSalary
Newsperson
Newsperson
The Associated Press
The Associated Press
04/08/2019
04/08/2019
$68,52704/08/2019
$68,527
Newsperson
Newsperson
The Associated Press
The Associated Press
10/01/2017
10/01/2017
$55,13010/01/2017
$55,130
Newsperson/Correspondent Social Analysis United Nations
Newsperson/Correspondent Social Analysis United Nations
Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, Inc.
Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, Inc.
12/17/2015
12/17/2015
$50,91812/17/2015
$50,918
Newsperson, Latin American Desk
Newsperson, Latin American Desk
The Associated Press
The Associated Press
02/12/2015
02/12/2015
$75,30302/12/2015
$75,303
Newsperson, Latin American Desk
Newsperson, Latin American Desk
The Associated Press
The Associated Press
02/12/2015
02/12/2015
$75,30302/12/2015
$75,303
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News Camera Person Demographics

Gender

male

58.1 %

female

38.7 %

unknown

3.2 %

Ethnicity

White

68.7 %

Hispanic or Latino

13.5 %

Black or African American

7.5 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

Czech

16.7 %

French

16.7 %

German

16.7 %
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News Camera Person Education

Majors

Degrees

Bachelors

62.5 %

Masters

25.0 %

High School Diploma

6.3 %

Top Colleges for News Camera Persons

1. Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

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

2. New York University

New York, NY

In-State Tuition
$51,828
Enrollment
26,339

3. Texas State University

San Marcos, TX

In-State Tuition
$10,280
Enrollment
34,187

4. Columbia University in the City of New York

New York, NY

In-State Tuition
$59,430
Enrollment
8,216

5. Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

In-State Tuition
$54,568
Enrollment
8,451

6. University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA

In-State Tuition
$14,184
Enrollment
30,845

7. Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD

In-State Tuition
$53,740
Enrollment
5,567

8. American University

Washington, DC

In-State Tuition
$48,459
Enrollment
7,485

9. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC

In-State Tuition
$8,987
Enrollment
18,946

10. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA

In-State Tuition
$51,832
Enrollment
4,550
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Best States For a News Camera Person

Some places are better than others when it comes to starting a career as a news camera person. The best states for people in this position are Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New Hampshire. News camera people make the most in Rhode Island with an average salary of $109,405. Whereas in Massachusetts and Connecticut, they would average $108,443 and $107,626, respectively. While news camera people would only make an average of $105,409 in New Hampshire, you would still make more there than in the rest of the country. We determined these as the best states based on job availability and pay. By finding the median salary, cost of living, and using the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Location Quotient, we narrowed down our list of states to these four.

1. New Hampshire

Total News Camera Person Jobs:
1
Highest 10% Earn:
$179,000
Location Quotient:
1.17
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here

2. Connecticut

Total News Camera Person Jobs:
3
Highest 10% Earn:
$184,000
Location Quotient:
1.71
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here

3. Rhode Island

Total News Camera Person Jobs:
0
Highest 10% Earn:
$186,000
Location Quotient:
0
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
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Top News Camera Person Employers

1. Associated Press
4.4
Avg. Salary: 
$58,419
News Camera Persons Hired: 
32+
2. CBS
4.6
Avg. Salary: 
$51,688
News Camera Persons Hired: 
1+
3. Chicago Tribune
4.4
Avg. Salary: 
$41,918
News Camera Persons Hired: 
1+

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Updated October 2, 2020