Photographer Salary

A Photographer earns an average salary of £19,870 per year. A skill in Adobe InDesign is associated with high pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience.

£12,974 - £34,297
(Median)
£13K
£20K
£34K
MEDIAN: £19,870
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50%
90%

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£6.44 - £70.00
(Median)
£6
£11
£70
MEDIAN: £11.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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£0£17K£34K£51K
Salary
£12,974 - £34,297  
   
Bonus
£0.00 - £2,980  
Profit Sharing
£249.50  
Commission
£2,200  
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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£13,249 - £48,599  
Country: United Kingdom | Currency: GBP | Updated: 17 Mar 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 204
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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£0£50£100£150
Hourly Rate
£6.44 - £70.00  
   
Overtime
£2.00 - £112.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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£0£100K£200K£300K
Bonus
£0.00 - £2,980  
   
Commission
£2,200  
Profit Sharing
£249.50  
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).
)
£13,249 - £48,599  
Country: United States | Currency: GBP | Updated: 17 Mar 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 74
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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: £20,503

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Photographer Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Photographer in Southampton:
"Everyday is a schoolday"
Whislt you may have many years experience, you can never stop learning

What is it like working as a Photographer?

Photographer in London:
"low pay, difficult to get work, highly stressfull and intens"
Pros: You get to be creative, no day is ever the same
Cons: Spend 99% of your time looking for work

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Experience Affects Photographer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 44%

Late-Career
up arrow 36%

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

National Average
₤21,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Photographer Salaries

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 32%

Product Photography
0%

National Average
₤21,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 15%
dental benefits
Dental: 7%
medical benefits
Vision: 16%
dental benefits
None: 74%
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