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Freelance Photographer Salary

The average wage for a Freelance Photographer is $24.75 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
$16,251 - $77,735
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $29,734
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$9.95 - $100.15
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$16,251 - $77,735  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,363  
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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$20,224 - $205,253  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 45
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$9.95 - $100.15  
   
Overtime
$10.07 - $148.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,363  
   
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).
)
$20,224 - $205,253  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 156
United States (change)

Job Description for Freelance Photographer

  • Edit photos.
  • Determine and use the best photography equipment for the situation.
  • Perform photo shoots for clients.
  • Meet with clients to discuss needs.

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Pay by Experience Level for Freelance Photographer

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

Related Job Salaries

Experience Affects Freelance Photographer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 31%

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Mid-Career
up arrow 20%

National Average
$42,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 8% dental benefits Dental: 6%
vision benefits Vision: 5% employee benefits None: 92%