Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $39K; however, pay rises to approximately $60K after five to 10 years. Pay amounts to $55K after 10 to 20 years. After 20 years of work in the field, Freelance Photographers typically earn $60K and go on to enjoy solid increases in earnings. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 18 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 6 percent. Workers in this area tend to have one to nine years of experience.