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Freelance Photographer Salary

The average pay for a Freelance Photographer is $25.00 per hour. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down significantly for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
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$16,895 - $73,974
(Median)
$17K
$29K
$74K
MEDIAN: $29,080
10%
50%
90%

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$10.06 - $102.13
(Median)
$10
$25
$100
MEDIAN: $25.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$16,895 - $73,974  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,000  
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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$20,274 - $210,096  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 38
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$60$120$180
Hourly Rate
$10.06 - $102.13  
   
Overtime
$13.91 - $152.05  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,000  
   
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).
)
$20,274 - $210,096  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 126

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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.

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Experience Affects Freelance Photographer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 25%

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

National Average
$45,000

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 6% dental benefits Dental: 6%
vision benefits Vision: 5% employee benefits None: 93%