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How Much $$ You Should Be Making as a Videographer

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Question: I’m graduating this month with an associates degree in communications and want to dive feet first into a videographer gig for the local news station. What can I expect for pay and what will I be doing besides videotaping the action?

Answer: A typical Videographer (with a bachelor’s degree and 2-4 years of experience in the field or in a related area) working in the United States earns a median base salary of $53,339, according to salary.com’s, analysis of data reported by corporate HR departments across the country. Half of the people in this job earn between $41,979 and $73,502.

Job Description for Videographer:

Integrates video and audio capability to a website. Maintains and operates video equipment, edits select footage, and stays up-to-date with all new technological advances. Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Works under general supervision. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager.

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