Freelance Photographer Salary (United States)

The average wage for a Freelance Photographer is $25.04 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Freelance Photographer Total Pay (?
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$15,319 - $76,026
(Median)
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48K
76K
MEDIAN: $30,339
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Freelance Photographer Total Pay (?
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$9.87 - $101.07
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$15,319 - $76,026  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,085  
Commission
$2,250 - $20,000  
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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$20,133 - $206,511  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 255
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$9.87 - $101.07  
   
Overtime
$8.05 - $145.44  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,085  
   
Commission
$2,250 - $20,000  
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).
)
$20,133 - $206,511  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 255
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Pay by Experience Level for Freelance Photographer

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

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Experience Affects Freelance Photographer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%
Mid-Career
up arrow 21%
Experienced
up arrow 14%
National Average
$48,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
61%
female alumni
 
Male
39%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 9% dental benefits Dental: 7%
vision benefits Vision: 5% employee benefits None: 91%
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