Photographer Salary

A Photographer earns an average salary of C$40,562 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. A skill in Photography is associated with high pay for this job.

C$24,210 - C$70,799
(Median)
C$24K
C$41K
C$71K
MEDIAN: C$40,562
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C$10.38 - C$60.40
(Median)
C$10
C$15
C$60
MEDIAN: C$15.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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C$0C$30KC$60KC$90K
Salary
C$24,210 - C$70,799  
   
Bonus
C$0.00 - C$10,101  
Commission
C$2,850  
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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C$23,163 - C$89,093  
Country: Canada | Currency: CAD | Updated: 17 Mar 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 148
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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C$0C$25C$50C$75
Hourly Rate
C$10.38 - C$60.40  
   
Hourly Tips
C$0.83  
Overtime
C$9.86 - C$74.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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C$0C$50KC$100KC$150K
Bonus
C$0.00 - C$10,101  
   
Commission
C$2,850  
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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C$23,163 - C$89,093  
Country: United States | Currency: CAD | Updated: 17 Mar 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 126
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Pay by Experience Level for Photographer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$39,554

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Photographer Reviews

What is it like working as a Photographer?

Photographer in Calgary:
"IPC Photographer"
Pros: This job can be fun for young people, or those without families because it involves lots of travel. If you don't mind traveling, and being away from home a lot, it can be a great way to see the country. The work is relatively hands off, so long as you're doing the job well, and it's great for those who like to work independently and outside an office environment.
Cons: It's a LOT of travel. Sometimes 6-9 hours of commute time to remote areas of the western provinces, and aside from gas being provided, you don't get more pay. You have a fair bit of equipment to take each time, and the hours are long by the end of the week, especially when you include set-up and break-down, which are not compensated. They don't pay for the total cost of your hotel stays when they send you somewhere. It's $70, which often isn't realistic in larger centers like Calgary. There's no reason an employee should be in debt, due to insufficient hotel coverage, from simply being sent to the location of the next job.

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Experience Affects Photographer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 51%

Experienced
up arrow 11%


National Average
C$40,000


Skills That Affect Photographer Salaries

Photography
up arrow 14%

Product Photography
0%

National Average
C$40,000

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 2%

Portrait Photography
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 42%
dental benefits
Dental: 35%
medical benefits
Vision: 25%
dental benefits
None: 56%
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