Photographer Salary (United Kingdom)

A Photographer earns an average salary of £18,562 per year. 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 significantly for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.
Photographer Total Pay (?
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£12,543 - £29,107
(Median)
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MEDIAN: £18,561
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Photographer Total Pay (?
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£5.52 - £74.50
(Median)
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National Salary Data

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£0£16K£32K£48K
Salary
£12,543 - £29,107  
   
Bonus
£0.00 - £2,061  
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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£12,348 - £45,255  
PayScale
Country: United Kingdom | Currency: GBP | Updated: 9 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 147
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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£0£26£52£78
Hourly Rate
£5.52 - £74.50  
   
Overtime
£0.00 - £75.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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£0£60K£120K£180K
Bonus
£0.00 - £2,061  
   
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).
)
£12,348 - £45,255  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: GBP | Updated: 9 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 147
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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

London
up arrow 17%
National Average
₤20,000
Nottingham
up arrow 16%
Manchester
up arrow 24%
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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 32%
Mid-Career
up arrow 7%
Late-Career
up arrow 4%
National Average
₤20,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Photographer Salaries

Product Photography
up arrow 3%
National Average
₤20,000
Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
49%
female alumni
 
Male
51%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 11% dental benefits Dental: 5%
vision benefits Vision: 9% employee benefits None: 83%
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