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Photo Technician Salary

The average pay for a Photo Technician is $9.33 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.

$7.98 - $13.26
MEDIAN: $9.00

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National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
Hourly Rate
$7.98 - $13.26  
$0.00 - $19.77  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$0.00 - $436.31  
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).
$16,661 - $30,626  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 165

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Job Description for Photo Technician

While the advent of digital photography and home photo printing have reduced the visibility of photo technicians in recent years, there are still many employers eager to hire them. Simply put, a photo technician develops photos either from film or digital files, sizes the photos according to customers' requirements, and performs any post-processing offered by the lab and/or requested by the customer.


Photo Technician Tasks

  • Ensure image and print quality, trouble shooting as necessary.
  • Maintain photo equipment and materials.
  • Process images and create prints to customer specifications.

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Photo Technician Reviews

What is it like working as a Photo Technician at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc?

Photo Technician in Wadesboro:
"A re-hire with supervisor experience doubting pay."
Pros: I enjoy most of the associates/ individuals I work with and assisting customers.
Cons: The open door policy. Some members of management have a flippant attitude and/ or unsure of their responsibilities. My main concern is with the Personnel Coordinator at this location. I truly believe without a doubt that she is ethically violating my rights and policies regarding associates.

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Experience Affects Photo Technician Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Photo Technician Salaries

Product Photography
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Customer Service
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National Average

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 33 votes.


50 %
50 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 52% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 29% employee benefits None: 42%