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Employment Outlook

Digital Image Technician

Digital Image Technicians work with photographers or sometimes in the film industry, making sure the camera is at its optimal settings and the resulting image is of the highest possible quality.


Average wage for

Employment Levels

Around 49,400 people are currently employed as Digital Image Technicians in Australia. This is set to increase slightly to 58,600 people by 2019, according to the Department of Employment.

Employment by State

35.1% of all Digital Image Technicians are employed in VIC. The area with the lowest number of Digital Image Technicians is NT, with only 0.3%.

Gender Split

This is a slightly female dominated industry with 47.6% of Digital Image Technicians being male and 52.4% female.

Age Brackets

The most popular age for people working as Digital Image Technicians is 25-34 years old, with 39.5%. A small percentage (2.2%) of people get into this career path younger, aged 15-19. There is also a number of people who enjoy a career as Digital Image Technicians, with 9.9% aged 20-24.

Hours Worked

Digital Image Technicians work an average of 40.1 hours a week which is 0.8 hours lower than the average for all occupations.

Education Level

The majority of Digital Image Technicians have a Bachelor Degree qualification (41.2%) or are at a Advanced Diploma/Diploma level (25.1%). 87% of people have a Cert III or higher, whilst 13% have a qualification which is Year 12 or lower.

Digital Image Technician Duties & Tasks

  • Liaise between production and post-production.
  • Support the camera department in getting the most out of the camera.
  • Check all data coming off the camera.
  • Make backups of all data created.
  • Perform colour correction and monitor exposure levels.
  • Collaborate to ensure that director's vision comes out in post production.



*The information provided on this page is from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website. All salary ranges are from Payscale. Where jobs are not exact matches, job areas have been used. This information is to be used as a guide only.