Here are the current rate cards:

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

Please fill in our Rates Survey as often as you can.

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. Please keep contributing over time  to represent different types of jobs and rates.

We’re particularly keen to hear from Specialist Rig/Gimbal Technicians who are currently under-represented on the rate card, and we are looking at adding DOP’s assistants to the card.

All submissions will be treated in strict confidence.



If you are a member, there is a fantastic 2h Masterclass with Sara Putt on how to negotiate. You can find this by logging in to the Member’s Area on the BECTU Website, under Resources and then Webinars https://members.bectu.org.uk/advice-resources/webinars

For an interesting perspective on how rates have changed over time, read the Branch Chair’s article on rates.

BECTU also offer a free 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.

There is also a webinar on Pensions for Freelancers presented by Stuart Mott.

You can also download an explainer on Statutory Sick Pay.