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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$15,152 - $74,240
(Median)
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48K
74K
MEDIAN: $30,101
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Freelance Photographer Total Pay (?
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$9.90 - $100.62
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$15,152 - $74,240  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,027  
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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$20,082 - $204,853  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 274
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$9.90 - $100.62  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.63 - $14.50  
Overtime
$8.88 - $125.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,027  
   
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).
)
$20,082 - $204,853  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 274
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Experience Affects Freelance Photographer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 38%
Experienced
up arrow 21%
Mid-Career
up arrow 20%
National Average
$46,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 20%
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Gender
Female
60%
female alumni
 
Male
40%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
46%
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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