The average salary for a Photographer is AU$54,367 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Photography and Adobe Lightroom. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

AU$39,753 - AU$80,604
AU$40K
AU$55K
AU$81K
MEDIAN: AU$54,544
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AU$18.96 - AU$96.45
AU$19
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AU$96
MEDIAN: AU$25.02
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National Salary Data (?
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AU$0AU$50KAU$100KAU$150K
Salary
AU$39,753 - AU$80,604  
   
Bonus
AU$98.99 - AU$9,863  
Profit Sharing
AU$20,000  
Total Pay (?
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AU$39,981 - AU$100,809  
Country: Australia | Currency: AUD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 137
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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AU$0AU$33AU$66AU$99
Hourly Rate
AU$18.96 - AU$96.45  
   
Overtime
AU$49.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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AU$0AU$70KAU$140KAU$210K
Bonus
AU$98.99 - AU$9,863  
   
Profit Sharing
AU$20,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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AU$39,981 - AU$100,809  
Country: United States | Currency: AUD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 110

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Pay by Experience Level for Photographer

Pay by Experience for a Photographer has a positive trend. An entry-level Photographer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 141 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Photographer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 102 salaries. An experienced Photographer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 44 salaries. A Photographer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 12 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$53,712

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Key Stats for Photographer

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Photographer Salaries

▲9%

▲8%

▲7%

National Average
AU$54,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Photographer Salaries

Photography
▲24%

Adobe Lightroom
▲21%


National Average
AU$54,000

Product Photography
▼1%

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 12%
dental benefits
Dental: 4%
vision benefits
Vision: 2%
no benefits
None: 87%
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