Read the Branch Chair’s article on rates.

The Camera Branch Rate Cards are based on real-world data provided by members and non-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 encouraged to make multiple entries over time or to represent different types of jobs and rates.

General queries should be sent to the main email address, info@camerabranch.org.uk.

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.

You can download an explainer on Statutory Sick Pay.