Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Starting out, salaries fall in the $39K range but grow to $60K after five to 10 years. Earnings total $55K after one to two decades. Paychecks show no signs of slowing down as Freelance Photographers approach two decades on the job—pay continues to accelerate and typical earnings come to $60K. 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 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 6 percent. Most of the workforce has between one and nine years of experience.