Read the Branch Chair’s article on rates.

The Camera Branch Rate Cards are based on real-world data provided by the members though the ongoing Rates Survey. We rely on this information to ensure that the cards represent the most accurate & up-to-date picture of what people are actually being paid in our industry. We need to keep collecting as many responses as possible, with a wide variety of examples from different types of jobs in multiple sectors. You are welcome to make multiple entries over time or to represent different types of jobs and rates.

You can fill in the Rates Survey here or email us with specific rates information at camerabranchrates@gmail.com. If you have any queries, please use the main email address info@camerabranch.org.uk which is checked more frequently.

We’re particularly keen to hear from Specialist Rig/Gimbal Technicians who are currently under-represented on the rate card.

All submissions will be treated in strict confidence.


You can download the current cards here:

Cinematographer rates are available on request from info@camerabranch.org.uk

BECTU offer a Tax Guide for Freelancers (member login required). There are also regular courses on Finance for Freelancers. Dates for these can be found on the training page.