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Fast Facts for Camera Operators in California

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: San Francisco, Santa Barbara and Oakland
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Santa Ana, San Jose and Sacramento
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: San Francisco, Oakland and Sacramento

Salaries for Camera Operators in California

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Oakland, Santa Ana and San Francisco

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  • Master of Fine Arts in Film & TV - Script & Screenwriting
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  • An accredited computer training academy preparing students to enter the IT industry as Network Engineers, Software Engineers, Web Apps Developer, Website Designers, Programmers, Database Administrators since 2000.
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Inglewood
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  • Master's of Education in Learning Design & Technology

Purdue University offers a strong foundation of tradition and history, an environment of intellectual curiosity and discovery, and a supportive, student-centered approach to learning. Founded in 1869 as a land-grant school, the University is known today for its prolific faculty as well as a record of distinguished research and achievement in aerospace, engineering, technology, science, and math. Our goal is to educate and develop men and women of personal integrity and scholarly excellence.

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  • MS in Marketing: Public Relations
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More California Camera Operator Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
La Mirada
Doctorate & First Professional
5,830
Oroville
Associate
12,228
Fullerton
Doctorate
37,130
Long Beach
Doctorate
36,868
Los Angeles
Doctorate
21,051
Seaside
Masters
4,080
Northridge
Doctorate
35,446
Norwalk
Associate
22,273
Hayward
Associate
13,229
Rancho Cucamonga
Associate
18,736
San Francisco
Associate
46,411
San Mateo
Associate
10,516
Santa Clarita
Associate
17,499
Weed
Associate
2,782
Sacramento
Associate
12,967
San Luis Obispo
Associate
10,920
Cupertino
Associate
24,115
Pleasant Hill
Associate
19,768
Torrance
Associate
24,895
Los Altos Hills
Associate
18,132
Fullerton
Associate
20,719
Gilroy
Associate
6,049
Glendale
Associate
16,827
Huntington Beach
Associate
13,354
El Cajon
Associate
17,359
Oakland
Associate
11,745
Long Beach
Associate
25,536
Los Angeles
Associate
17,204
Valley Glen
Associate
17,264
Los Angeles
Doctorate & First Professional
8,977
Modesto
Associate
18,546
Moorpark
Associate
14,495
Walnut
Associate
29,842
Napa
Associate
7,169
Fremont
Associate
11,083
Oxnard
Associate
6,803
San Marcos
Associate
27,222
Pasadena
Associate
26,672
Malibu
Doctorate & First Professional
7,582
Whittier
Associate
21,041
Riverside
Associate
30,961
Mission Viejo
Associate
18,371
San Bernardino
Associate
12,839
San Diego
Associate
17,013
San Diego
Doctorate
35,695
San Francisco
Doctorate
30,125
Stockton
Associate
18,668
San Jose
Masters
31,906
Santa Ana
Associate
33,514
Santa Monica
Associate
28,958
Orange
Associate
14,085
Fairfield
Associate
11,163
La Verne
Doctorate & First Professional
7,370
Costa Mesa
Masters
2,254
Coalinga
Associate
2,833
Saratoga
Associate
11,210
Marysville
Associate
9,904

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Camera Operators

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for California. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Camera Operators

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Camera Operators relative to the population of the city. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Sacramento 70 $63,120
Roseville 70 $63,120
Arden 70 $63,120
Arcade 70 $63,120
San Diego 160 $
Carlsbad 160 $
Los Angeles 6140 $65,310
Long Beach 6140 $65,310
Anaheim 6140 $65,310
Riverside 30 $68,930
San Bernardino 30 $68,930
Ontario 30 $68,930
San Francisco 320 $60,890
Oakland 320 $60,890
Hayward 320 $60,890

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