Freelance Photographer Salary (United States)

The average wage for a Freelance Photographer is $25.14 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Freelance Photographer Salary (?
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$15,101 - $74,497
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $30,004
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Freelance Photographer Salary (?
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$9.94 - $101.80
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$15,101 - $74,497  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,945  
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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$20,213 - $207,307  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 56
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$9.94 - $101.80  
   
Overtime
$7.96 - $146.81  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,945  
   
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).
)
$20,213 - $207,307  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 183
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Pay by Experience Level for Freelance Photographer

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Experience Affects Freelance Photographer Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 40%
Late-Career
up arrow 40%
Experienced
up arrow 27%
National Average
$43,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
62%
female alumni
 
Male
38%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 7% dental benefits Dental: 6%
vision benefits Vision: 5% employee benefits None: 92%
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