Projectionist - Salary and Career
Technicians in Operation of Projection Apparatus

Projectionist - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They operate film projection apparatus and corresponding image and sound production equipment, check the operation of projection equipment. They assemble and disassemble films and add-ons, project films, control the quality of film viewing, operate VCR and video wall (screen).

How much does an Projectionist earn

A Projectionist earns between $1.216 and $4.085 per month, with an average monthly salary of $1.892 and a median salary of $1.660 according to an salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 416 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Projectionist

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 1.892 22.702 473 9
1º Quartile 1.216 14.598 304 6
Median Salary 1.660 19.917 415 8
3º Quartile 3.115 37.384 779 15
Higher Salary 4.085 49.020 1.021 20

Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • medium-level technicians in cultural, communications and sports services
      • technicians in sound, scenography and projection equipment operation
        • technicians in operation of projection apparatus

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Main workplaces

Technicians in Operation of Projection Apparatus they work in film companies and in recreational, cultural and sporting activities. They are salaried workers, with a formal contract, who work individually, under occasional supervision. They work during the day and night, on weekends and holidays, in movie theaters. In some activities they are subject to high temperatures, noise, radiation and toxic material.

What does it take to work in the field of Technicians in Operation of Projection Apparatus

The exercise of the occupation of operator-maintainer of a cinematographic projector requires a technical course in electronics. For the cinematographic projector operator, elementary education plus professional qualification of four hundred class hours is required, and experience with the type of equipment to operate is a determining factor for hiring. The full performance of activities in both occupations occurs after one year of professional practice.

Functions and activities of Projectionist

Technicians in Operation of Projection Apparatus must:

  • assemble the films;
  • project the film;
  • film editing;
  • mount the movies;
  • unmount movies;
  • project the movie;
  • disassemble films;
  • disassemble movies;
  • check the operation of the projector equipment;
  • make the film editing;
  • check the operation of the projection equipment;
  • project movie;
  • movie editing;
  • operate vcr and video wall;
  • mount films;
  • control display quality;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • dismantle films;
  • assembling the films;
  • check the operation of projection equipment;
  • dismantle movies;
  • projecting the movie;
  • control the display quality;
  • operate vcr and videowall;
  • control the exhibition quality;

  • Activities

    • make the test section;
    • identify the names of parts of projection equipment;
    • prepare the output of movies;
    • turn the video projector on and off;
    • monitor the exhibition room;
    • rewind movie;
    • check the name and parts of the film;
    • show organization;
    • turn the video on and off;
    • review the movie;
    • monitor the projection of a film in several rooms simultaneously;
    • check the time of the film and accessories;
    • control the showroom lighting;
    • operate multiple devices simultaneously;
    • adjust focus;
    • monitor projection;
    • adapt the sound system;
    • end movie projection;
    • demonstrate diffuse attention;
    • control the lighting of the screening room;
    • monitor the sound volume;
    • test auto pass (projector change);
    • deal with daily stress;
    • mark the movie parts;
    • fix minor issues;
    • testing the xenon lamp;
    • separate movie parts and add-ons;
    • update yourself;
    • perform first level maintenance;
    • monitor the air conditioning system;
    • detect problems;
    • arrange the technical visit;
    • demonstrate initiative;
    • perform second and third level maintenance;
    • watch over the projection booth;
    • start movie projection;
    • lubricate the projection booth equipment;
    • demonstrate a spirit of dedication;
    • adapt to different equipment;
    • putting the movie into the projector;
    • set the tape in place;
    • save films in cans;
    • meet schedules;
    • check the time of the film and complements;
    • test the sound;
    • review the movie;
    • paste film ends;
    • check the movie review bulletin;
    • assembling the film and accessories;
    • show responsibility;
    • check the sound and film type of the film;
    • demonstrate auditory, visual and tactile sensitivity;
    • clean the projection booth equipment;
    • fill out the movie review bulletin;
    • check the cinema schedule;
    • modify the sound system for the video;
    • separate the movie parts and add-ons;
    • check the oil level of the equipment;
    • activate the projection equipment commands;
    • show organization;
    • fit the lens and mask to the film;

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